IND vs AUS Match Preview

Both teams demonstrated that their batting units are far stronger than the inexperienced bowling lineups. With rain around at the venue for the second T20, we could have a shortened match and that will mean more risks having to be taken by the players, more chances for top-order batters to score and more wicket-taking opportunities for the team that bowls first. 

This should be a basic strategy that you follow while making your team. 

If we look at some outstanding players specifically, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Suryakumar Yadav, and Tilak Varma standout from the Indian team while Matt Short, Josh Inglis, and Tim David seem to be the players that can have the most impact in the Australian team. 

We also like Sean Abbot and Axar Patel as bowlers that can contribute with the bat if needed. 

Weather Report

There is some rain around and we could have a few interruptions. 

Pitch Report

The pitch is generally good for batting with a bit of help for the fast bowlers. The rain may have hampered the preparation of the playing surface and that is why the game may not be as high-scoring as expected. Spinners could struggle. 

Notable stats

SKY: T20 Genius

It is incredible how the change of format has changed the fortunes of SKY. He averages close to 48 and has a career strike rate of over 180. He has also hit over 100 international sixes already. Just brilliant in all aspects.

Team News

No injury updates from either team.

IND vs AUS Probable 11

IND Playing 11

  • Yashasvi Jaiswal
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Ishan Kishan (Wk)
  • Suryakumar Yadav (C)
  • Tilak Varma
  • Rinku Singh
  • Axar Patel
  • Ravi Bishnoi
  • Mukesh Singh
  • Prasidh Krishna
  • Arshdeep Singh

AUS Playing 11

  • Matthew Short
  • Steve Smith
  • Josh Inglis
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Tim David
  • Matthew Wade (C)
  • Aaron Hardie
  • Sean Abbitt
  • Nathan Ellis
  • Jason Behrendorff
  • Tanveer Sangha
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We think Australia is the team to back in this match. Both India and Australia are very evenly matched and so following the odds makes sense. We think there is very good chance that Australia will end up equalizing the series tomorrow. 

Top Picks

Suryakumar Yadav - Is there even a reason to explain why he is rated so highly? Absolutely capable of following up his man-of-the-match performance with another such inning, SKY is a must-have in your lineup.

Matthew Short - He was lower owned in the first match and did not really set the game on fire. We think there is a good chance to pick Short as the differentiator in this match as well. He will open the batting and may get a couple of overs also. 

Sean Abbott - As the leading wicket-taker in BBL history, there is something about Abbott that is often overlooked. He has a fantastic knack for picking up wickets and is someone that can fetch you a big haul of points in this match also. 

IND vs AUS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: J Inglis, I Kishan

Batters: S Yadav (C), R Gaikwad, T David, Y Jaiswal, T Varma

All-rounders: M Stoinis, A Patel, M Short (VC)

Bowlers: S Abbott

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