The second T20 match of the 3 match MasterCard T20 Trophy between India and Australia will be played at The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium Jamtha, in Nagpur. The match will start at 7:30 PM IST.
In the first match of the series the Australian T20 Captain Aaron Finch won the toss and put India into bat. The Indian openers gave a wholesome quick start with players like KL Rahu and Suryakumar Yadav carrying the momentum. After Rohit Sharma got out and India lost Suryakumar Yadav’s wicket, Hardik Pandya came out to bat and played a brilliant innings scoring 71 runs off just 31 balls. This propelled the Indian total to 208.
Most of the Indian bowlers leaked runs; especially Bhuvneshwar Kumar gave away 52 runs in his 4 overs. I think it’s high time for the Indian team management to look beyond Kumar and also they need to look at strengthening their fast bowling stocks. We can’t just keep relying on Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. We need to have 3 to 4 other wicket taking fast bowlers.
TFG Fantasy Stars for IND vs AUS
KL Rahul is a class player. He has played 62 T20 International matches, scored 2018 runs, with a batting average of 39.6 and a strike rate of 141.3. He can play punches off the front foot, in front of the wicket through the off side, the cut and the pull with preposition. He is a prudent, mentally top hand player.
Rohit Sharma can decimate any bowling attack in the world. He has played 137 T20 International matches, scored 3631 runs, with a batting average of 32.1 and a strike rate of 140.6. He plays brilliant off drives through mid-off and mid-on. If the bowler bowls short he can deposit them in to the stent over mid-wicket with the pull short. The man can cream the ball through the off side with the cover drive. He has been one of the best Indian openers to play for India in the recent years.
Virat Kohli uses his wrist to manoeuvre the ball into gaps like a serpent. He has played 105 T20 International matches, scored 3586 runs, with a batting average of 51.2 and a strike rate of 138.1. With his beautiful flick shots through the on-side and the leg side the Player has no prominent technical glitches which can be exploited by the opposition bowlers. playing the smoothest cover drives through the off-side he is a good player of both spin and pace bowling.
Aaron Finch is a destructive righthand opening batsman who has the talent to tear apart a bowling attack.has played 93 T20 International matches, scored 2877 runs, with a batting average of 35.8 and a strike rate of 145.344 in his T20 career so far. A worthy cut and the pull shot player, he can bang the ball down the ground, overpowering the opponants with a wide scoring range which extends to long-off long-on, finishes through the off side.
Cameron Green is a young and promising righthanded all-rounder with abundance of skill. Having played 02 T20 International matches, scored 63 runs, a batting average of 31.50 and a strike rate of 170.27, he can hit the ball with raw strength and can pull the ball really well through mid-wicket. He can play glowing inside out over cover with the spin.
Glenn Maxwell is a powerful hitter of a cricket ball who can smack the ball over mid-off and cut it hard through the off-side. He has played 88 T20 International matches, scored 2018 runs, a batting average of 30.11 and a strike rate of 153.11. Playing conventional as well as some funky shorts, he can change the fate of a game within a blink of an eye.
Possible 11: IND
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.
Possible 11: AUS
Aaron Finch, Cameron Green, Steven Smith, Josh Inglis, Tim David , Glenn Maxwell, Mattew Wade, Ashton Agar, Josh Hazlewood , Daniel Sams, Adam Zampa.
TFG Picks for India vs Australia