India vs Australia T20I Fantasy Tips: Second T20I Preview

India vs Australia Second T20I
Can the Aussies spring another surprise?

A thrilling three-wicket win off the final ball in the first T20I in Visakhapatnam gave Australia a 1-0 lead over India. The teams now move to Bengaluru for the final T20I on Wednesday. A maiden T20I series win hunt is on, as both sides look to experiment with their squads.

India haven’t lost three consecutive T20Is since the second half of 2015 and will be keen to avoid that. Even then, the prospect of testing the bench strength takes precedence, which means Australia have a great chance of winning the series.

India Preview

The confident knock from the first T20I must have given KL Rahul and India a boost. Another knock in front of his home crowd will do a world of good for this World Cup chances. Rishabh Pant and Vijay Shankar are also likely to get a chance to stake claim.

The lack of an all-rounder proved to be their problem and India may look to add cushion. Drafting of Siddharth Kaul, who brings a lot of Indian Premier League experience, could also be on the cards.

India Predicted XI: 1 Shikhar Dhawan 2 KL Rahul 3 Virat Kohli 4 Rishabh Pant 5 MS Dhoni (WK) 6 Vijay Shankar 7 Krunal Pandya 8 Mayank Markande 9 Yuzvendra Chahal 10 Siddharth Kaul 11 Jasprit Bumrah

Australia Preview

The visitors took comfort in the runs that Glenn Maxwell scored, and the swashbuckler will once again be vital in Bengaluru. D’Arcy Short played the spinners with a bit of control and that should give cheer as well.

There isn’t much with their bowling that Australia would be worried about. Big Bash 2018/19 season top wicket-taker Kane Richardson is yet to get a game and may get a look in.

Australia Predicted XI: 1 Marcus Stoinis 2 D’Arcy Short 3 Aaron Finch 4 Peter Handscomb (WK) 5 Glenn Maxwell 6 Ashton Turner 7 Nathan Coulter-Nile 8 Pat Cummins 9 Adam Zampa 10 Jason Behrendorff 11 Kane Richardson

Fantasy Players to Watch

Virat Kohli is back to his IPL home ground and the Bengaluru faithful are sure to see a preview of what awaits them later when IPL 2019 kicks off.

Glenn Maxwell was a hit-or-a-miss in this format when he started, but is more consistent these days. His big-hitting ability should also favour the short boundaries on offer.

MS Dhoni is a legend in this part of the world, although he copped a lot of criticism for his cricket in the first T20I. A chance to answer them with a whirlwind knock could be on the cards.

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