Ind vs Aus 2nd ODI Match Information, prediction, Playing XI, Team News, live streaming free: India has the early lead but can Australia bounce back?
India will look to take control of their ODI series against Australia after losing both T20 internationals, India hit back in the first ODI with a six-wicket win to take an early lead in the series. The tourists welcome to the VCA Stadium, Nagpur, for the second match of their five-game battle. This is the first ODI at the VCA Stadium since these two teams met in October 2017 – India won by seven wickets on that occasion, with Rohit Sharma smashing 125 from 109 balls. The match is scheduled for March 5 and the live action begins at 8:00 AM GMT.
The weather forecast in Nagpur on match day is expected to be nice. Some clouds must be in the sky but there are no chances of rain during this match.
Ind Team News
Ravindra Jadeja was called up to the Indian squad in place of injured Hardik Pandya who had been ruled out of the entire India vs Australia ODI Series. Jadeja slotted straight into the team for the first ODI as one of two front-line spin options with Kuldeep Yadav. With all-rounder Kedar Jadhav offering another spin option, Yuzvendra Chahal missed out. Vijay Shankar’s place could be in danger after three expensive overs and not batting and, with Siddharth Kaul only in the squad for the first two ODIs, this could be one of the latter’s last chances to force his way into World Cup reckoning.
Aus Team News
Australia handed Ashton Turner an ODI debut last time out, but there was no place for D’Arcy Short who is covering for Shaun Marsh at the start of this series. Andrew Tye has been called up to replace injured Kane Richardson, meanwhile, who in turn had been selected ahead of Mitchell Starc. Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins and Jason Behrendorff were the pace attack last time out, however, alongside all-rounder Marcus Stoinis.
The 2nd ODI match of Australia tour of India is scheduled to play on Tuesday, 5th March 2019 at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur. We have already posted 100 safe, perfect and accurate today match prediction for the all matches of India and Australia.
After losing the T20 series, India will happy that they won the first ODI. They bowling unit of team India performed well and restricted the strong batting lineup of Australia on a total of just two hundred and thirty-seven runs. Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, and Kuldeep Yadav were outstanding with the ball.
Australia had a good competition but in the end, they could not get over the line. They batting unit of Australia failed to put a high score on the board. The bowling unit had some wickets earlier but after some overs, they could not stop Indian batting lineup to score.
Favorite to win
According to our match prediction, India is the favorite team to win this match. The reasons why India is a favorite team in this match, are below:
- The return of Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, and Kedar Jadhav will be a big boost for the Indians
- Australia does not have the world-class spinners that India has and struggles to take wickets in the middle overs
- India is playing at home and they will have the advantage of home crowd and ground
- India has the stronger batting lineup although Australia has more power in its side
- Barring Glenn Maxwell and Peter Handscomb, none of the Australian batsmen are known to handle spin well
- India are coming into the ODI series on the back of a superb ODI series win against New Zealand
Indian team has strong batting and bowling lineup, so the winning chances of India for today match has been increased. The equation of winning chances of both teams for today match is mentioned as under.
Date: Tuesday, 5th March 2019
Stadium: Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium
Location: Nagpur, India
Ends: Secretary End, Pavilion End
Kick Start: 8:00 AM GMT
Australia has 44% chances to win this match