Cricket Prediction India tour of Australia – Australia look to seal the series against India – November 23, 2018

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Cricket match date23rd November 2018

Cricket match time: 01:20 pm IST

Cricket match location: Melbourne Cricket Ground

Cricket Match format: T20

Tournament: India tour of Australia 2018/19

Team A: India

Team B: Australia

Team A Captain: Virat Kohli

Team B Captain: Aaron Finch


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Cricket Match Preview:

Australia surprised India and perhaps surprised themselves a bit in the first cricket T20 game. Although India were a bit rusty and perhaps a bit undercooked as well, Australia would be mighty pleased with their win in the first T20 International. India were widely labelled as favourites by almost every Pundit of the game and that would have challenged Australia as they were playing at home. They played just like any home side plays these days, that is dominant cricket.

India won the toss and chose to field, which is now almost a default decision by all the captains in this format of the game. They, however, could not pick up the early wickets due to some shoddy catching by Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, who dropped Finch when the score was 12. To their respite, D’Arcy Short did not last long and Chris Lynn came in to the crease. Lynn has not had a great time in the International arenas and was almost on the verge of getting dropped. But his innings, full of mighty big hitting, brought Australia back into ascendancy.

Australia would have been also pleased about Glenn Maxwell’s knock that completely destroyed the spin bowling of Krunal Pandya. Krunal will be lucky if Yuzvendra Chahal does not replace him in the second game of cricket. Khaleel Ahmed was also taken to cleaners by Australian batsmen, but he will be part of the second T20 game due to good past performances. India would also be thinking about the role of KL Rahul in the team. Due to his promotion to number 3, their best batsman Virat Kohli had to move to number 4 and he did not look naturally suited to that spot.

India were good in parts, poor in others and unlucky in some aspects of the first T20 international cricket game. They dropped catches and could not bowl their best bowlers because of rain. These things may not repeat themselves in the second T20 game hence, it is going to be an interesting challenge for Australia who themselves did not do well under pressure of India hitting.

Cricket Match Information:

Australia will look to seal the series against India when they will take them on at Melbourne. It will be the second game of the three-match cricket series. Australia lead the series by 1-0 after winning the first cricket game at Gabba, Brisbane by 4 runs.


Probable XI (Our Prediction):

India might look to do a couple of changes in their lineup following the loss in the first cricket T20 game. Our prediction is KL Rahul might be replaced by Manish Pandey in the next game and Krunal Pandya might be replaced by Yuzvendra Chahal.

Here is our prediction of India’s playing XI:

  • Rohit Sharma
  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Manish Pandey
  • Virat Kohli
  • Rishabh Pant
  • Dinesh Karthik
  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Khaleel Ahmed
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
  • Jasprit Bumrah


Probable XI (Our Prediction):

Australia were very good with the bat in the first game of cricket. However, their bowling looked toothless against a fine batting lineup. Our prediction is of one change in the bowling lineup, Behrendorff might be replaced by Nathan Coulter-Nile.

Here is our prediction of Australia’s playing XI:

  • Aaron Finch
  • Chris Lynn
  • D’Arcy Short
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • AT Carey
  • BR McDermott
  • Billy Stanlake
  • Andrew Tye
  • Ashton Agar
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile

Cricket Statistics and Prediction:

Rohit Sharma had a poor first T20 game of cricket. However, he is a brilliant white ball player hence, our prediction is of a quality knock from Rohit in the second T20 international game.

Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:

Melbourne is one of the most significant cricket grounds in the world. The pitch is known to be balanced, one with something in it for all the skillsets. In the last T20 cricket game played between England and Australia, it proved to be lucky for Australia as they easily chased down a total of 137 runs against England. Our prediction is of a score around 160 in this game, which will prove to be a match-winning score. Conditions are expected to be dry.

Our Prediction:

Despite the loss in the first cricket game, India will begin as favourites. On paper, they look like a much better side than Australia but as the first cricket game showed, they will have to be at their best to defeat Australia. Our prediction is of an Indian win in the second T20 cricket game.

Top Batsman (Prediction):

Rohit Sharma (IND) – 50+ runs

Top Bowler (Prediction):

Kuldeep Yadav (IND) – 2 or more wickets

Most Sixes (Prediction):

Rohit Sharma (IND)

LOGO 2 Odds

Australia – 1.90

India – 1.74

*odds may change anytime

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