India got off to a good start in the ODI series against Australia, winning the opening match on a bowler-friendly pitch. The Australian team struggled to score runs and was eventually bowled out for a low total. Although India also lost some early wickets, they were able to chase down the target without much difficulty due to the small total.
The second match of the series will be played at Vishakapatnam, which is a venue where India has an impressive record. This gives them an advantage on paper, as they look to build on their lead and secure the series.
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The Indian cricket team won the opening match of the ODI series on a helpful track for the bowlers. The second match will be held in Vishapakapatnam, which is expected to favor India given its fantastic record at the venue.
India has depth in batting, and the top order, consisting of Gill, Sharma, Kohli, and SKY, is strong. KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja continue to impress with their batting skills. However, the batting after number seven is quite thin. Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, and Ravindra Jadeja strengthen the Indian batting lineup.
The Indian bowling attack is turning into one of the best white-ball pairs in the world, with Mohammad Shami and Mohammad Siraj performing brilliantly in the previous match. However, other bowlers such as Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, and Hardik Pandya can be vulnerable to attack, especially on surfaces where there is not much help.
India benefitted from winning the toss and chasing in the previous match, and the batting depth allowed them to win the match eventually. With Rohit Sharma back in the lineup, India’s batting becomes even more potent. However, India might struggle if they have to play at a higher tempo than normal.
India’s performance in the previous match against Australia suggests they are in good form and have the capability to win this match as well. However, if they have to play at a higher tempo, they might struggle. Their bowling attack is strong, but the other bowlers can be vulnerable to attack.
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In the previous match, India comfortably defeated Australia in a low-scoring affair. The action now shifts to Vishakhapatnam for the second ODI.
Australia is likely to stick to their strategy of playing with 8 batting options and relying on their bowling all-rounders. Travis Head, Steve Smith, and the big-hitting all-rounders are expected to enjoy the surface at Vishakhapatnam. However, Australia needs to showcase their batting strength and play a high-risk game to make the most of their resources.
In terms of batting power, Australia has the advantage and has more depth than India. However, their medium-pace all-round bowling options may prove expensive in this match.
India won the previous match by showcasing their depth in batting. KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja have been impressive in the middle-order. The Indian bowling attack, led by Mohammad Shami and Mohammad Siraj, has been effective in breaking the Australian batting lineup.
Australia, on the other hand, struggled to deliver with the bat in the previous match. Mitchell Starc was their best bowler, followed by Sean Abbott and Marcus Stoinis.
Both teams have their strengths and weaknesses. While Australia holds the advantage in terms of batting power, India has a well-rounded team. The match is expected to be closely contested and could go either way.
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Team Summary – India vs Australia 2nd ODI
- Has a strong batting top order with Gill, Sharma, Kohli, and SKY
- Has a deep batting lineup with KL Rahul, Pandya, and Jadeja
- Might struggle if forced to play at a higher tempo than normal
- Has a strong pace attack with Shami and Siraj
- Could be vulnerable to attack in bowling with Jadeja, Yadav, and Pandya
- Has a strong batting lineup with Head, Smith, and all-rounders
- Holds an advantage in terms of batting power and depth over India
- Has to play a high-risk game to make the most of its resources
- Starc bowled well in the previous match
- The medium-pace all-round bowling options could be targeted and go for a lot of runs.
Pitch And Conditions
There has been some rainfall in Vishakapatnam ahead of the match, and there is a possibility of rain during the match as well. The humidity is expected to be high with temperatures in the mid to late twenties (centigrade).
The pitch at the venue is generally considered to be batting-friendly. The average score batting first is 265, with India’s highest score of 387 against West Indies. A par score in this pitch is expected to be around 330-350
India vs Australia – Betting Tips
Despite India being the home team and having a strong cricketing history, we believe that Australia is being underestimated and the odds offered on them are quite appealing. While it is undoubtedly a risk to bet against India in India, betting against the home team offers a lot of value. Australia has a potent and robust batting lineup that is more than capable of causing an upset.
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