The second One Day International of the Australia and India series will be held in Brisbane Gabba, tomorrow. Australia have won the first ODI in Perth beating India by five wickets. This was Australia’s first ODI match at home after winning the World Cup 2015 at home in February-March World Cup.
In the first ODI in reply to India’s 309, captain Steve Smith and George Bailey proved Indian bowlers toothless and shepherds Australia chase with a brilliant 242 run fourth wicket partnership.
As allrounder James Faulkner predicted that the second ODI will also witness a run feast. So bowler will have another sobering day after Perth ODI, where bowlers of both sides were battered by batsmen.
With David Warner took a paternity leave, Usman Khawaja, has been asked to replace him in the team. So it is expected that inform Khawaja should open the innings with Aaron Finch.
The Australian batting department looked settled. The only area looks shaky is bowling as Mitchell Johnson retired during the New Zealand Test series and Mitchell Starc received an injury. So, West Australian bowler Joel Paris and Scott Boland made a debut.
Predicted XI: 1. Usman Khawaja 2. A. Finch 3. S. Smith 4. G. Bailey 5. G. Maxwell 6. M. Marsh 7. M. Wade 8. J. Faulkner 9. S. Boland 10. J. Hazlewood 11. J. Paris