Down 0-1 in the seven-match series, India will take on Australia in the second One Day International (ODI). The match will be played at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur on Wednesday.
Where to Watch Live:
The 2nd ODI match will begin at 01:30 pm IST on Wednesday and it will be telecast live in India on Star Sports, Star Cricket and ESPN channels. To live stream online, follow the official link HERE.
Australia came into the series as underdogs with India topping the ICC ODI ranking following impressive performances in the Champions Trophy, West Indies tri-series and Zimbabwe series this year but the convincing 72-run win in the 1st ODI will boost their confidence.
The second ODI is expected to be a thriller, as India will be keen to bounce back after the loss and Australia will try to keep the momentum.
Australia have 65-37 win-loss ODI record against India in 110 matches, out of which eight games were abandoned.
India: Skipper MS Dhoni is likely to field the same squad that played in the 1st ODI despite dismal performances by some bowlers. Vinay Kumar and Ishant Sharma looked ordinary in the first match with the Aussie batsmen hitting them all over the park but they may get another chance to prove their worth in the team.
Australia: The visitors are also expected not to change the squad that won the 1st ODI. Skipper George Bailey, who leads the team in Michael Clarke's absence, will be happy with the all-round performance of the team.
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina put up a spirited fight in the previous match but the 300 plus score seemed a little too much asking. The form of Shikhar Dhawan is a worry and the team will expect him to perform in the remaining games. Indian batting line-up looks formidable despite the defeat in the first ODI but bowlers, especially pacers seriously need to put their acts together if they want to win.
Everything went right for the Aussies in the 1st ODI - from batting to bowling to fielding. George Bailey (85), Aaron Finch (72), and Phillip Hughes (47), who helped the team put up a huge total of 304 in the previous game, will be expected to perform again. Indians were bowled out in the previous match with James Faulkner taking three wickets, while Shane Watson and Clint McKay took two wickets apiece. They have good chance of winning on Wednesday if they put up a similar show.
India are expected to bounce back and win the second ODI.
India: MS Dhoni (captain), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Shami Ahmed, Jaydev Unadkat, Ravichandran Ashwin, Vinay Kumar, Amit Mishra, Ambati Rayudu
Australia: George Bailey (captain), Adam Voges, Shane Watson, Phillip Hughes, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Brad Haddin, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Johnson, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint McKay