In the similar way to the 1st ODI, Starc once again gets an early wicket after Shubman Gill fails for the second time in row.
Shubman Gill was bowled out in a similar way after Starc gets Gill for the second time in row.
After winning toss, Australia captain Smith said, “We will have a bowl. Different surface, been under covers for a while, might do something. Just a partnership through the middle would have helped us. It’s a good learning for us playing on these surfaces. Ellis comes in for Maxwell who has pulled up a bit sore and Carey is back for Inglis.”
Meanwhile, India captain Rohit stated, “Pitch has been under the covers for a long time, we got to bat well and see where we are. Every game you play for India is a pressure game, so you got to stay calm and make the right decision. We have tried to remain calm in the last few ODI series we have played. Two changes. Ishan misses out, I am back for him, Shardul misses out and Axar is in. If we win the toss, I thought we could do something with three spinners if we bowl first. I think it will still turn in the second innings. And three spinners is something we might go with in the World Cup, so we want to try.”
India leads the three-match series 1-0 and will play Australia in the second ODI on Sunday at the YS Raja Reddy Cricket Stadium in Vishakapatnam. India captain Rohit Sharma has returned to replace Ishan Kishan after missing the first ODI due to family obligations. Meanwhile, Shardul Thakur has been replaced by all-rounder Axar Patel. Team India defeated Australia by five wickets in the series opener in Mumbai and will now look to take an unassailable lead in the three-match series. Meanwhile, under-fire batter KL Rahul will be in the spotlight once more. Rahul scored a match-winning 75 in the previous match and will look to put on another strong performance to silence his critics.
🚨 Toss Update 🚨
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