India vs Australia: India will take on Australia in the 2nd T20 international on 23rd September 2022 at Nagpur. India is trailing by 0-1 in a 3-match series. The game will be a must-win for the Indian fold to stay alive in the series.
The men in blue lost to the Aussies, failing to defend a gigantic score of 208. Their bowling unit is a mess. The absence of Jasprit Bumrah has hurt India more than they anticipated. The wounds of the Asia Cup are just getting deeper in this series. Australia on the other hand has displayed a complete team performance. A crucial toss went in their favor. Their bowlers clipped 2 crucial wickets of India’s batting pillars, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. But they struggled in the latter stages as Hardik Pandya unleashed carnage. Yet, they held their nerves and chased down a record-breaking total.
India will come in with all guns blazing, having nothing to lose, whereas Australia will be looking to win the series. A thrilling and entertaining contest is on the cards for sure.
Match Details for India vs Australia
Series: Australia tour of India 2022
Date: 23rd September 2022 (Friday)
Time: 7.00 PM IST
Venue: Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur
Live streaming: Star Sports, Hotstar
Pitch Report for India vs Australia
The match is scheduled at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur. The weather department has predicted rainfall during the day. The game might get delayed a bit, and rain disruption during the game is also likely. Dew will settle in due to humidity. Toss will again be crucial. Bowling first is the wise option without a doubt.
Probable Playing XI
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik(wicket-keeper), Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Aaron Finch(captain), Cameron Green, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis, Tim David, Matthew Wade(wicket-keeper), Pat Cummins, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Match Predictions for India vs Australia
The 2nd T20 between these two gigantic cricketing nations will be a close encounter. India will hope for Bumrah’s comeback and a better bowling performance as a unit. Australia has a well-settled combination with every player stepping up to their allocated role. They are confident and high on confidence. However, India would not let anyone rule on their home turf. They are expected to put on a good show. Both teams are standing equally tall, but India would have a tiny edge over the Aussies and they are the likely winner of this match.