India vs Australia 2nd T20 match: News, When, where and how to watch, live streaming details, Best players review

India vs Australia 2nd T20: The T20I series between India and Australia commenced just four days after Australia’s World Cup victory. Significant changes in both teams’ line-ups saw Steven Smith opening, Ishan Kishan at No. 3, and Inglis smashing a rapid century. Suryakumar’s Dominance: Suryakumar Yadav continued his impressive form, showcasing dominance in the T20 format. The first match ended dramatically with a last-ball six, adding excitement to the series. The series now moves to Thiruvananthapuram, where the last T20I in 2022 witnessed South Africa collapsing.

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Result: India won the match by 44 runs.

  1. Bowler’s Response: Despite the absence of Starc, Hazlewood, and Cummins, Australia’s bowlers bounced back, nearly securing a win.
  2. Weather Considerations: Overcast conditions, following rain on Saturday, might impact team strategies.
  3. Smith’s Expertise: If the ball swings, Steven Smith’s technical expertise becomes crucial for Australia.
  4. Batting Challenges: Australia aims for a more balanced contribution beyond Smith and Inglis, addressing Stoinis’ need for impactful innings.
  5. India’s Concerns: India faces concerns about the lower-middle order’s brittleness, contemplating changes in the combination, possibly introducing an all-rounder like Washington Sundar or Shivam Dube for Ravi Bishnoi.

India vs Australia 2nd T20

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav

Ravi Bishnoi’s Impressive Performance: Ravi Bishnoi showcased exceptional form in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, taking 13 wickets in eight games at an impressive economy of 6.09 runs per over for Gujarat.

Highlights in International Cricket: Bishnoi’s notable performance includes taking four wickets in two games against Ireland. However, he had a wicketless T20I in the Caribbean, raising questions about his consistency.

Impactful IPL Stint: Despite a successful IPL campaign with 16 wickets for Lucknow Super Giants, Bishnoi faced challenges with an economy rate of 7.74 runs per over, indicating room for improvement.

Crucial Role in Team’s Success: Bishnoi’s IPL contributions played a crucial role in Lucknow Super Giants securing a third-place finish.

Focus on T20 World Cup Spots: Bishnoi’s performance in the upcoming second T20I holds significance as players vie for spots in the 2024 T20 World Cup squad in June.

Marcus Stoinis’ Determination: Marcus Stoinis, with a batting average of 21.75 and a bowling average of 35.75 in the World Cup, aims to showcase his best in the series. His impactful innings against South Africa before the World Cup and the potential for a series-leveling performance could boost his confidence.

marcus stoinis
Marcus stones

India T20 News

  1. India may stick to a similar lineup in the five-match series.
  2. Ishan Kishan’s placement at No. 3 in the first game was unexpected.
  3. Swing conditions may lead to changes, with Dube possibly coming in for a spinner.
  4. Balancing options like bringing in Dube could impact India’s bowling strength.
  5. Axar Patel’s exclusion may be unfair, and replacing Bishnoi with Dube may limit bowling options.
  6. Alternatives outside the XI include Jitesh Sharma, Washington, and Avesh Khan.

India T20 (Probable)

Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan,
1Yashasvi Jaiswal
2Ruturaj Gaikwad
3Ishan Kishan (wk)
4Suryakumar Yadav (c)
5Tilak Varma
6Rinku Singh
7Axar Patel
8Ravi Bishnoi
9Arshdeep Singh
10Prasidh Krishna
11Mukesh Kumar

Australia T20 News

  1. Australia may not make significant changes to their XI.
  2. World Cup winners Maxwell, Head, and Zampa are expected to return.
  3. The question arises about the Head replacing Smith or Matthew Short.
  4. Tanveer Sangha’s expensive spell might impact his selection.
  5. Additional players in the squad are Aaron Hardie and Kane Richardson.

Australia T20 (Probable)

1Steven Smith
2Matthew Short
3Josh Inglis
4Marcus Stoinis
5Tim David
6Aaron Hardie
7Matthew Wade (capt, wk)
8Sean Abbott
9Nathan Ellis
10Jason Behrendorff
11Tanveer Sangha

Pitch and Conditions

  • Thiruvananthapuram has hosted three T20Is, and teams batting first faced challenges.
  • Chasing has been favorable, with rain likely on Sunday.
  • Humid conditions with temperatures in the late 20s and early 30s.

India vs Australia 2nd T20 international: When and where to watch

  • Event: India vs Australia 2nd T20 International
  • Broadcast Channels: Sports18 and Colors Cineplex
  • Live Streaming: Available on the JioCinema app and website
  • Start Time: 7 pm

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