Toss: India wins the toss and chooses to Bowl First (8 overs a side)
Pitch Report: Overcast and Humid, turn expected with a par score of 85
India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Kartik, Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Patel
Australia Playing XI: Aaron Finch, Cameron Green, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Sean Abbott, Tim David, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, Daniel Sams, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
On Friday, the second match of the series between India and Australia will be played in Nagpur. The 3-match T20I series started on 20th September with a bang.
Both India and Australia scored more than 200 runs as Australia came out on top at the end. India batting first scored 208 runs while Australia chased the target in 19.2 overs. Kangaroos will try to keep up with their form in the second match as well.
Some great batting performances were put to show with the likes of Suryakumar Yadav, Kl Rahul, and Hardik Pandya for India as well as Cameron Green and Matthew Wade for Australia.
What Will India Change?
Indian camp must try out some changes in the bowling section as it has been the weakest link of the team since the Asia Cup.
Bhuvneshwar and Harshal Patel gave 101 runs in a combined 8 overs while the wild-card entry Umesh Yadav also gave 27 in his 2.
Jasprit Bumrah is expected to make a comeback in the XI which might give India some relief. Deepak Chahar can also be looked at as India will try their best to not get hit much in death overs.
Bhuvneshwar’s death bowling might need a permanent solution as the T20 world is approaching fast and very few matches are left to test the team.
Does Australia need edits?
Australians though won the match, their bowling also came under slaughter as Hardik, KL, and Surya hit them all around the park except for Nathan Ellis.
At maximum, one change here and there might be done by the kangaroos, apart from which the team looked solid. They might go unchanged as well which will not be a bad option at all.