IND vs AUS 2ND T20: India will be next up with Australia in the second T20 at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) where India's record was not impressive. The confident Men in Blue will aim to seal the series while the Aussies are battling to level up the three-match bilateral series. The match is scheduled to be slated at 1:40 PM IST. If you are searching for IND vs AUS 2nd T20 match preview, pitch report, playing 11 updates, and live-streaming details as mentioned below.
Virat Kohli-led Team India brimming with confidence into today's upcoming epic clash, especially in the bowling department as Yuzvendra Chahal, Natarajan, and Washington Sundar were all exceptional with the ball while KL Rahul once again proves himself that he is a long-term aspect for India. Chahal also played a steering role in India's 11-run victory by taking three priceless wickets.
However, a massive blow came ahead of the upcoming marquee encounter as the rookie all-rounder Jadeja was ruled out of the T20I series with pacer Shardul Thakur added to the squad. The all-rounder has excelled at the back of the inning in the previous two matches, and will surely be missed.
Australia, on the other hand, after naming the same squad for ODIs as well as T20s, will be keen to level the series despite injury concerns. The biggest positive from the previous game for the hosts was the performance of their all-rounder Moises Henriques. The all-rounder was the pick of the bowlers, taking 3/22 off his four overs and then followed it up by scoring 30 off 20 balls.
Sydney's pitch is likely to favor both pacers as well as spinners. Batting first will be the key as the dew comes in the later half of the day. The average score at this venue will be around 170-175 runs. It's likely to be pleasant weather in the first T20 match and no rain is expected throughout the day.
Wicket-keeper - KL Rahul(C)
Batsmen - Steve Smith, Virat Kohli, Aaron Finch, D'Arcy Short
All-rounders - Hardik Pandya, Glenn Maxwell(VC)
Bowlers - Adam Zampa, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Sean Abbott
India: Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul (WK), Shikhar Dhawan, Sanju Samson, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Shardul Thakur, T Natarajan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah
Australia: Aaron Finch (C), Steve Smith, Moises Henriques, D'arcy Short, Glenn Maxwell, Mathew Wade(WK), Mitchell Swepson, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa
In India, Sony Sports Network will live telecast the IND vs AUS 2nd T20 match live. SonyLiv will also bring up the live action of this match through the online platform.