Those who missed scoring on a flat wicket in Mohali Shreyas Iyer Will try to add some runs to his name in the second ODI international match against Australia to be held in Indore on Sunday. spinner on the other hand Ravichandran Ashwin Will be desperate to get wickets in the middle overs. The Indian team, playing without some key players including captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, easily won the first ODI against Australia and will try to win the series at the Holkar Stadium, famous for big scores. Due to rain, the temperature of the city has dropped and the players facing the humid heat in Mohali have got a lot of relief by coming here. The performance of Mohammed Shami and Suryakumar Yadav especially in the first ODI has been a positive aspect for India. But some questions are still waiting for answers before the World Cup starting from October 5.
Shreyas Iyer once again failed to score runs
India’s number four batsman Shreyas Iyer, who returned after recovering from injury, has not been able to spend enough time at the crease due to various reasons. In the Asia Cup, he could not play some matches due to back stiffness, while in the first ODI on Friday, he was run out after playing only eight balls. This right-handed batsman will try to score runs in the next two ODIs to boost his morale before the World Cup.
Ashwin bowled economically, but did not get a wicket
On the other hand, Ashwin bowled economically on his return but he could not trouble the Australian batsmen. He could not get turn on the flat wicket and his straight balls were played easily by the batsmen. If Akshar Patel is not fit at the right time, this star spinner can still make a place in India’s World Cup team but the team management will be expecting better performance from him.
Washington Sundar may also get a chance
It also remains to be seen whether Washington Sundar, another off-spinner included in the team, gets a chance or not. If he gets a place in the playing eleven then Ashwin may have to sit out. Fast bowler Shardul Thakur will also try to improve his performance. He gave away 78 runs in 10 overs in the first ODI. There is a lack of consistency in his performance which could be a matter of concern for the team.
Suryakumar Yadav’s bat fired after a long time
Suryakumar Yadav has played a good innings after consecutive failures in batting, which must have brought relief to both this batsman and the team management. Like India, some key players of Australia also could not play in the first ODI. These include Mitchell Starc, Glenn Maxwell and Josh Hazlewood. Australian captain Pat Cummins said after the match in Mohali that these three players could be ready to play before the third match to be held in Rajkot on September 27.
David Warner in great form
Opener David Warner has maintained his good form but Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne will be desperate to play big innings. The last ODI on this ground was played in January. In this match against New Zealand, India made a big score of 385 runs with the help of centuries from Rohit and Shubman Gill. Rohit will not play in this match also but Gill will again try to play a big innings.
The teams are as follows
India : KL Rahul (captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Ishan Kishan, Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna.
Australia : Pat Cummins (captain), Alex Carey, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Adam Zampa, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Steve Smith, David Warner, Josh Hazlewood, Spencer Johnson, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Tanvir Sangha, Matt Short .
The match will start at 1.30 pm Indian time.