Australia took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series after beating India by 66 runs in the first ODI played in Sydney. In this high scoring match, Australia had scored 374 runs for 6 wickets in 50 overs, in response to which the Indian team could only manage 308 runs after losing 8 wickets. On Sunday (November 29), the second ODI match between the two countries will be played on this ground and in such a situation, the audience will once again expect a big score.
At the same time, the Indian bowlers, who are struggling to find the rhythm in the first match, will have to do their best in the second ODI on Sunday to save the series against Australia by improving their mistakes without losing time. The way Australia took advantage of India’s weaknesses is a matter of concern for captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri.
Pitch and conditions in Sydney
Sydney is expected to have a warm day on Sunday and temperatures can reach 40 degrees centigrade in the afternoon. The first match played between India and Australia on the same ground was high scoring, where more than 650 runs were taken in both innings. Actually the Sydney ground is known for its big score. But it will be very interesting to see how the attitude of the pitch will be in the heat of the sun and in the second match to be played immediately after one day. In the first ODI match, the spin bowlers got a little turn, but apart from this there was no special help for the bowlers on this pitch.
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On the other hand, Australia captain Aaron Finch, Steve Smith and David Warner are in excellent form, with Jasprit Bumrah and the rest of the bowlers not proving effective. There is also no possibility of any change in the bowling combination of the Indian team unless both Yuzvendra Chahal and Navdeep Saini are declared unfit.
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Rising star Cameron Green in the Australian team may get a chance as Marcus Stoinis was hampered in the first match. Finch and Smith both indicated that Green could make his ODI debut. Captain Virat Kohli has the eye of the Australian team, media and cricket fans and he would also like to play a big innings.