Australia vs India 2018: 2nd T20I, Melbourne – Match Prediction

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Australia vs India 2018: 2nd T20I, Melbourne – Match Prediction 

Australia vs India 2018: 2nd T20I, Melbourne – Match Prediction
Australia vs India 2018/19. Image Courtesy: Twitter

After going down in the first T20I against Australia at the Gabba, team India would seek redemption when both the sides face off in the 2nd T20I in Melbourne on Friday (November 23rd). Meanwhile, here is the match prediction of the game.

Australia vs India 2018: 2nd T20I, Melbourne – Match Prediction

Even in the absence of two stalwarts, Steven Smith and David Warner, the hosts came on top by winning the close-encounter the other day. A four-run win over India, who recently dominated the Windies at home much have boosted Australia’s confidence. However, Virat Kohli-led Indian side would look to square the series at the iconic MCG in the quest to keep the series alive.

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Meanwhile, the Aussies had an exciting line up with the likes of Aaron Finch, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, D Arcy Short, Alex Corey and Marcus Stoinis in the ranks. The middle-order in the first game had saved the day for the Aussies, whereas, the openers would want to come good in the following game.

Australia vs India 2018: 2nd T20I, Melbourne – Match Prediction
Australia cricket team. Image Courtesy: Getty

Moreover, the Indian top-order failed to score runs in the first game except for Shikhar Dhawan who played an excellent knock of 76 runs. Virat Kohli, who is in tremendous form will be likely to take some additional burden on him. Also, he will possibly be replacing Krunl Pandya who went wicketless. Yuzvendra Chahal might come back into the team and will try to put pressure on the oppositions with his bowling skills.

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Meanwhile, the Men in Blue had played 16 T20Is against Australia where they have won ten times, and Australia had won the rest six.  Also, the series will be telecast live on the Sony Sports Network.

Australia vs India 2018: 2nd T20I, Melbourne – Match Prediction
Indian cricket team. Image Courtesy: Getty

India’s Predicted XI:

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Australia’s Predicted XI:

Aaron Finch(c), D Arcy Short, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ben McDermott, Alex Carey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Billy Stanlake.

Match Prediction:

India will try to put up a good show from all the three departments and will likely to retain its team form. Thus, Kohli’s men will look to tick the right boxes.

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