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IND vs AUS, 2nd T20I – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: India vs Australia, (IND vs AUS, 2nd T20I)

Date: September 23, 2022 – 7 PM IST

Venue: Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur

Australia drew the first blood in three-match T20I series, claiming the first match to go 1-0 up. India will look to level the series when they take on the visitors at VCA Stadium in Nagpur on Friday, September 23rd.

Australia came out triumphant in the series opener by four wickets in what was a high scoring contest. KL Rahul came out as if he wanted to make a point to his critics over his scoring rate. The Indian opener scored 55 off 35 balls at the top whereas Suryakumar Yadav played some sumptuous shots in his 25-ball 46.

Hardik Pandya then put on an exhibition of smarts and power, playing with the minds of Aussie bowlers as he blasted 71* off just 30 to power India to 208/6. Nathan Ellis was the pick of the bowlers for the visitors, picking 3 for 30 in four overs.

Chasing the target, Aaron Finch and Cameron Green provided Australia a flying start. Green, opening the innings for the first time ever in the shorter format, smashed 61 runs in 30 balls. Smith played a decent support role with 35 off 23 before they lost three quick wickets.

With the equation reading 55 off the last four overs, India looked firm favourites. But Matthew Wade then struck 45* off 21 to pull off their highest ever successful chase in T20I cricket. Axar Patel was magnificent with the ball for India, bagging 3 for 17 in four overs but the lack of support meant the hosts ended up losing with four balls to spare.

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for IND vs AUS, 2nd T20I

The VCA Stadium in Nagpur tends to get slow, making chasing a difficult option. The venue has hosted 12 T20 internationals with the average first innings score of 151. Nine out of 12 matches played here have been won by the team batting first.

The weather in Nagpur on Friday evening is likely to be partly cloudy, with around 25% chance of rain. The temperature will hover around 24°C in the evening. 

India – Expected XI and Team News

India chose to go in with Dinesh Karthik ahead of Rishabh Pant, with Axar Patel as the spin all-rounder. Umesh Yadav played the last game with the management being cautious with Jasprit Bumrah, who is set to return for this fixture. 

Probable XI – KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal

Australia – Expected XI and Team News

Australia went with Cam Green at the top of the order alongside Aaron Finch in the absence of David Warner. Jos Inglis, Tim David received opportunities in the middle order. The visitors made a late change in the bowling department, with Nathan Ellis replacing injured Kane Richardson.  

Probable XI – Aaron Finch (c), Cameron Green, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson/Nathan Ellis, Josh Hazlewood

Head to head record of IND vs AUS

Total Encounters – 24

India won – 13

Australia won – 10

No Result – 1

Australia lead the last five encounters by 3-2.

2nd T20I: Five players to watch out for in the IND vs AUS match

Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI:

Suryakumar Yadav: Batter, India

Suryakumar Yadav scored a fantastic 46 off 25, carting two fours and four maximums. He has been exceptional in T20 internationals this year, smashing 613 runs in 18 innings at an average of 38 and strike rate of 188. SKY has hit one century and three half centuries in this period.

Axar Patel: All-rounder, India

The left arm orthodox spinner bowled incredibly well in the first game, returning figures of 3 for 17 in four overs when 419 runs scored in the match. He has taken 164 wickets in overall T20s at an economy of 6.90, with best figures of 4/21. 

Glenn Maxwell: All-rounder, Australia

Glenn Maxwell couldn’t do much in the first game but remains a key player. He has scored over 2000 runs in T20 internationals, averaging 31 at a strike rate of 153. Maxwell has three hundreds and nine fifties to his name in T20Is. He has also taken 36 wickets with the ball.

Hardik Pandya: All-rounder, India

Hardik Pandya loves playing against Australia. He has smashed 174 runs in five innings at an average of 58 and strike rate of 169. The all-rounder has been superb this year since his return, scoring 402 runs for India in T20Is at an average of 36 while striking at 154. He has also claimed 12 wickets with the ball.

Adam Zampa: Bowler, Australia

Adam Zampa was ineffective in the last game but expect him to come good at Nagpur, where the pitch is likely to be slower. The leg-spinner has done well in international T20s, having claimed 71 wickets in 63 matches at an economy of 6.83 with best figures of 5/18.

MPL Fantasy XI

Where and what time to watch the match live in India

Star Sports Network will telecast the Asia Cup live in India. You can also watch the action live on the online streaming platform Disney+ Hotstar. Catch the India vs Australia 2nd T20I at 7 PM IST on Friday.

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.

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