Rohit Sharma can be again within the squad as India tackle Australia within the second ODI in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. The skipper missed the opening sport in Mumbai as a consequence of household commitments and that noticed Hardik Pandya main the staff within the sequence opener. India defeated Australia by 5 wickets in a low-scoring sport on the Wankhede Stadium. KL Rahul, who struggled to search out kind throughout the Border-Gavaskar sequence resulting in him being dropped for the third and fourth Tests, scoring a affected person unbeaten 75 because the hosts cantered house. Ravindra Jadeja additionally impressed within the sport together with his all-round present. He picked two wickets and scored 45 not out, bagging the Player of the Match award.
With Rohit again within the staff, here’s what we predict could possibly be India’s enjoying XI for the second ODI towards Australia:
Rohit Sharma: The captain’s return will definitely give solidity to the highest order, which crumbled to the tempo and variations of Australian fast Mitchell Starc. Ishan Kishan is more likely to make place for Rohit.
Shubman Gill: The right-handed batter is more likely to retain his spot within the enjoying XI. He failed to supply India a stable begin within the first sport and can be aiming to place up a greater present within the second ODI.
Virat Kohli: The star batter would look to proceed his good kind with the bat. Though Kohli failed to attain large within the first sport, he have to be raring to contribute for the staff with noticeable scores.
Suryakumar Yadav: A marauder with the bat in T20Is, Suryakumar is evidently nonetheless discovering his toes in ODIs. He has gone and not using a fifty in all 5 ODIs this 12 months. Surya has now performed 15 ODIs (13 innings) and not using a rating exceeding 50. However, with no timeline set for Shreyas Iyer’s return, India will preserve auditioning Suryakumar for the position at No. 4.
KL Rahul: An in-form Rahul is nothing greater than a blessing for Team India, who’re struggling to discover a wicketkeeper-batter within the absence of Rishabh Pant. With the 50-over World Cup shut, Rahul would goal to maintain his place within the staff with some constant contributions with the bat on the center order.
Hardik Pandya: The all-rounder scalped the wicket of Australian skipper Steve Smith within the first ODI and scored 25 runs with the bat. He would concentrate on spending extra time on the crease throughout batting.
Ravindra Jadeja: The all-rounder has had an outstanding return to worldwide cricket submit his knee surgical procedure. He has been impressing throughout codecs. In the primary sport, he carried out brilliantly in all three departments.
Kuldeep Yadav: The left-arm wrist spinner was first rate with the ball within the first sport towards Australia as he picked one wicket for 48 runs in 8 overs. The staff administration is more likely to keep on with the participant and provides him extra probabilities.
Shardul Thakur: The all-rounder bowled solely two overs within the first ODI and remained wicketless, whereas his batting alternative didn’t come. Team India may be contemplating to provide Washington Sundar an opportunity. But given Rahul Dravid doesn’t imagine in a lot chopping and altering, Shardul is more likely to retain his place within the staff.
Mohammed Siraj: The right-arm pacer offered India the primary breakthrough within the first ODI. He extracted good assist from the floor on the Wankhede Stadium. Siraj returned figures of three for 29 within the 5.4 overs he bowled within the sport.
Mohammed Shami: The tempo bowling veteran was on prime of his sport as he made the ball discuss with some nice swing. He picked three wickets within the first ODI which included two clear bowled dismissals.
(With PTI Inputs)
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