Aus vs. Ind- 2nd T20I Preview: Australia eye series winning victory while the Blues strive for survival Down Under


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After the drenched contest that tilted in favour of the hosts despite the late efforts put in by the Indian batsman, the Aussies will look to hamper India’s momentum which has stretched to seven consecutive T20 series victories.

The questions would be aimed towards the Indian bowling line-up, especially the inexperienced duo of Khaleel Ahmed and Krunal Pandya who struggled to overcome the sheer might of the Australian batsmen.

Australia, on the other hand, got the perfect start they wished to the tour. Skipper Aaron Finch would love an improved polished performance from his side which includes the contribution from the top order and sharp bowling in the death.

In a rare instance where Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli both failed to get going, the side could not chip in for their performances which eventually led to the slender loss.

When: Friday, 23 November 2018, 6:50 PM local time
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground

How to watch: Sony Network and Sony LIV

Predicted XI

India: Aaron Finch (c), D’Arcy Short, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ben McDermott, Alex Carey (wk), Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff, Billy Stanlake

Australia: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed/Yuzvendra Chahal

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