The post-World Cup era started on a positive note for team India with a high-scoring win over the World Champions in the first T20 on Thursday. The 2nd T20 between the two teams is scheduled to take place on Sunday at Greenfield Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram.
India witnessed a successful chase in the first T20 and would like to continue the momentum in the 2nd T20 as well. The top bookmakers in India have amazing odds for this match.
Australia, even though they lost the match, looked ferocious in the game as the batters gave a good start to the team and the bowling unit had good control during the match.
In the last 3 T20 internationals at the Greenfield Stadium, the average score in the first inning has been 114.5.
The betting tip is...
Team batting first to score 120.5+
India won the toss and decided to bowl first. The decision turned out to be the wrong one for the bowling unit.
Prasidh Krishna and Ravi Bishnoi picked up a single wicket each but displayed an economy of 12.50 and 13.50 respectively. Rest all the bowlers failed to control the run rate of the opposition and get timely breakthroughs.
On the batting front, Yashaswi Jaiswal (21 off 8) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (0 for 0) failed to make an impact but it was Ishan Kishan (58 off 39) who came in front to give momentum to the team.
Skipper Suryakumar Yadav (80 off 42) showcased his class and gave a major push to the team. Rinku Singh didn't disappoint as he scored 22 off 14 and maintained a higher strike to complete the chase.
Skipper Suryakumar Yadav won’t make any changes to the team as he has a team with high confidence.
Predicted Lineup: Suryakumar Yadav, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Mukesh Kumar
Batting first, Steve Smith opened the game and provided a platform to the team by scoring 52 off 41 at a strike rate of 126.83. The highlight for the Australian batting lineup was Josh Inglis’ century as he scored 110 runs off 50 balls at a strike rate of 220.
On the bowling front, Tanveer Sangha picked up 2 wickets but displayed an economy of 11.75. Jason Behendroff, Matt Short, and Sean Abbott picked up a single wicket each but gave away runs and couldn’t control the run rate of team India.
Team management’s major concern will be the weak bowling as the bowlers were able to pick wickets but failed to display a lower economy.
Skipper Matthew Wade will rely on Adam Zampa & Tanveer Sangha in the bowling unit to scalp some crucial wickets on Sunday.
Predicted Lineup: Matthew Wade (c & wk), Steven Smith, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Josh Inglis, Tim David, Spencer Johnson, Adam Zampa, Sean Abbott, Tanveer Sangha
Under the captaincy of Suryakumar Yadav, Team India had a positive start in the T20 format. However, the men in blue were in trouble at one point during the chase and the game went to the last bowl.
Bowlers also struggled to pick wickets of Australian batters in the first T20. Australia, on the other hand, in spite of having a new combination of players, did a fair job and the comeback of Adam Zampa in the team will be a major boost for the team. We predict a win for Australia in the 2nd T20.