After losing the first T20 match against Australia, India needs to upgrade their game to win the second match and equalize against the guests in the ongoing T20 series. Men In Blue were outplayed by a confident and ruthless Australia in Mohali’s series opener on Tuesday.
And now the Indian team need to make a few changes to win the second match and mark their places in the three match T20 series. The Indian batting force is still intact but viewers will want Virat Kohli to perform and give stability to the Indian batting.
But it is the Indian bowling side that needs changes. Indian selector did a grave mistake by keeping Ravi Bishnoi out of the Indian squad. But things still can be fixed by the comeback of Jasprit Bumrah and Harshdeep Singh.
These are the bowler Indian skipper Rohit Sharma should use during the death overs instead of Harshal Patel and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Bhuvi has been the best bowler against Pakistan and Afghanistan during the Asia Cup 2022’s first and last game of India. But currently, the pacer is not in the correct rhythm. Hence, Rohit should refrain from giving him the ball in the last overs.
On the other hand, Indian spinners like Yuzi Chahal need to focus on slower balls rather than pace. The pitch of Nagpur is not a great ground for the batters, and the bowlers have dominated the proceedings here. Hence, the comeback of India’s most experienced bowler Ravichandran Ashwin can help Indian team dominate the second match.
The second T20 match will be played at Nagpur’s VCA Stadium and the match will begin at 7:00 pm. Toss between India and Australia will be held at 6:30 pm.
IND vs AUS T20 Series Squads
Indian Squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice Captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar and Jasprit Bumrah.
Australia squad: Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins (Vice Captain), Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Aaron Finch (Captain), Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade and Adam Zampa.