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IND vs AUS, 2nd ODI match: Fantasy Preview and MPL Top Picks

Match: India vs Australia, 2nd ODI match (IND vs AUS)

Date: September 24, Sunday, 1.30 PM IST

Venue: Holkar Stadium, Indore

India and Australia will face off each other in the second ODI of the three-match series at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. India won the closely-fought opening ODI and will now be looking to seal the series.

In the first ODI which was played in Mohali, Mohammad Shami grabbed all the attention with a five-wicket haul. His brilliant spell helped keep the Australian batsmen from scoring a big total as they eventually managed 276. David Warner (52), Josh Inglis (45), Steve Smith (41) and Marnus Labuschagne (39) were among runs.

India, in reply, chased down the target with eight balls to spare. The foundation of the chase was built by openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shubman Gill, who stitched together a first-wicket partnership of 142 runs. KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav also scored half centuries. This half century will be a big confidence booster for Yadav ahead of the World Cup beginning on October 5. Shreyas Iyer, meanwhile, would be disappointed after being run-out for three runs. The second ODI will probably be the last chance for Iyer to prove his mettle before the World Cup. He is unlikely to feature in the third and final ODI as the likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya, who were rested for the first two ODIs, will be returning.

Ahead of the second ODI between India and Australia, here is everything you need to know to maximize your chances of winning big cash prizes on MPL.

Weather update and pitch report for IND vs AUS, 2nd ODI

The pitch at the Holkar Stadium in Indore is batting friendly. The last time India played an ODI at this venue, they scored a big total of 385 runs. A run-fest could be on the cards once again. The fast bowlers may be effective in the initial overs, but the spinners will have to toil hard. Overall, a total of 6 ODI matches have been played at the Holkar stadium, from which the first innings total is 320 runs. The teams batting first have won four of the six matches.

The weather will be mostly sunny and clear. The temperature will be around 31 degrees Celsius.

India team news and predicted XI

Team news: India have rested Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Virat Kohli for the first two matches. They will return for the third game. In Rohit’s absence, KL Rahul is leading the side.

Squad: Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Tilak Varma, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w/c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Prasidh Krishna, Washington Sundar

Predicted XI: Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (c) (wk), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin/Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna.

Australia team news and predicted XI

Team news: there is still no update on Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Starc, who are in the squad but did not play the first game as they are still recovering from an injury.

Squad: Pat Cummins (captain), Sean Abbott, Alex Carey (wicketkeeper), Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis (wicketkeeper), Spencer Johnson, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Tanveer Sangha, Matt Short, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa

Predicted XI: Mitchell Marsh, David Warner, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Short, Pat Cummins (c), Adam Zampa, Nathan Ellis

Head-to-head record

In the 50-over format, the two sides have played against each other in a total of 147 matches, with India winning on 55 occasions. Australia won 82 times. 10 matches ended without a result. Earlier this year, Australia defeated India 2-1 in an ODI series.

Five players to watch out for

Here we list five players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI for IND vs AUS, 2nd ODI

Shubman Gill – batsman, India

Shubman Gill, who was the top run-scorer at the Asia Cup 2023, top scored for India in the first ODI against Australia, with a knock of 74 runs. The opening batsman has been one of the most consistent performers for India across formats over the last year and a half.  Recently at the Asia Cup, he scored two half centuries and a century and he currently ranks second in ICC ODI batsmen rankings.  Gill has so far played 34 ODI matches since making his debut, from he has an incredible batting average of over 65.

KL Rahul – wicketkeeper batsman, India

KL Rahul scored a half century in the first ODI and will be looking for another one in the second match. With Shreyas Iyer struggling to score runs, KL will be in India’s playing XI in the World Cup, and he will be looking to start the tournament on the back of a good form. He recently scored a century against Pakistan at the Asia Cup as well.

Mohammad Shami – bowler, India

Mohammed Shami was India’s match winner with the ball in the first ODI. He picked up five wickets in his 10 overs while conceding only 51 runs. Shami brings with him plenty of experience as well and can help you win points on MPL fantasy.

Steve Smith – batsman, Australia

Steve Smith, who has historically always performed well against India across formats, scored 41 off 60 balls in the first ODI. He showed no signs of rustiness after returning from an injury and will be one of Australia’s key batsmen in the World Cup.

David Warner – batsmen, Australia

David Warner has been in good form in the recent past. He scored a half century in the first ODI against India, before which he scored a half century and a century against South Africa. Earlier this year, he batted well in the IPL as well. Warner brings with him plenty of experience – he has scored 6288 runs in 148 ODIs at an average of almost 45.

MPL fantasy XI – IND vs AUS, 2nd ODI

IND vs AUS – where and what time to watch the match live in India 

The India vs Australia ODI will be televised on the Sports18 Network in India. You can also watch the game on the Jio Cinema app. The match will begin at 1.30 PM IST on September 24.

Check out our detailed guide on fantasy cricket for more tips and tricks.

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.



Umaima Saeed
A writer who primarily writes on cricket. As of 2021, she has covered cricket for more than a dozen publications.


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