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India vs Australia 2nd ODI Preview: Can India beat Australia at VCA Stadium

India vs Australia 2nd ODI Preview: Can India beat Australia at VCA Stadium

Ahead of the second ODI match on March 5 (13:30 IST), India and Australia cricket teams have arrived in Nagpur Airport on Sunday.

In the second ODI at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on Tuesday, after winning the first One Day International (ODI), Indian cricket team will look to produce another full performance against Australia. With only four ODIs remaining before the 2019 ICC World Cup, the Indian team will look in a settled squad to finalize the “two available spots.” Although Kohli will be tempted to continue playing the same 11, he may make one or two changes as Dhawan has been in bad shape since the T20 series.

Expected changes in India:
India might look to give a top of the order to KL Rahul. He might be able to replace Dhawan. There might be a flip in the spin department between Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. If Indian management is planning to take Rishabh Pant to England then some game time should be given and Ambati Rayudu could be replaced by the dynamic batsman. In the first match, Ravindra Jadeja had a decent outing and he was able to keep Krunal Pandya running for the second match. Other selections are simple.

Expected changes in Australia:
After joining the team late, Shaun Marsh had a decent warm-up and he was able to walk in the XI instead of Ashton Turner. At Hyderabad, Zampa’s show would keep Nathan Lyon out. By omitting Jhye Richardson in greed to play an extra batsman, the team might have committed a folly. Richardson might come in place of Alex Carey and Peter Handscomb might be given wicket-keeping responsibilities.

Possible XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Ambati Rayudu/Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

Possible XI: Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh/ Ashton Turner, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff

At the VCA Stadium, Australia has tasted success, but not so far against India. During the 2011 World Cup, the reigning world champions beat New Zealand with seven wickets. Let’s see whether India beats Australia or not?

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