India square off against Australia in the second T20 international on Friday, September 23, 2022, at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur. The match starts at 7:00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time). 

The Australian cricket team beat India by four wickets in the first game in Mohali thanks to Matthew Wade’s blistering 45-run knock. Put into bat, the Men in Blue raked up 208 runs in their 20 overs. Hardik Pandya top scored for the Indian side with a destructive 30-ball 71 after KL Rahul set up a launchpad with a 55 at the top of the order.

The Australian chase got off to the best possible start with both Aaron Finch and Cameron Green taking on the Indian bowlers. Green scored 61 runs off just 30 balls to give the Aussies a perfect platform to chase India’s total. In the end, cameos from Tim David and Wade helped the visitors chase the target down with four balls to spare. 

The Indian cricket team has struggled with its bowling in recent times and are likely to bring in Jasprit Bumrah for the second game. The Men in Blue are currently the No. 1-ranked side in T20Is while Australia are sixth.

India vs Australia 2nd T20I odds

Bet365 odds: India: 1.61, Australia: 2.30

10CRIC odds: India: 1.58, Australia: 2.34

Betway odds: India: 1.60, Australia: 2.40

Betwinner odds: India: 1.615, Australia: 2.31

4Rabet odds: India: 1.59, Australia: 2.36

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

India vs Australia head-to-head in T20Is

India have won 13 out of their 24 matches against Australia in T20Is. The Aussies have won 10 while one match ended without a result.

Australia, however, have won four of their last five matches in this format while the Men in Blue have won only two of their last five. 

India vs Australia squads

India: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Umesh Yadav, Suryakumar Yadav.

Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), Pat Cummins, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis (wicketkeeper), Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams, Steven Smith, Matthew Wade (wicketkeeper), Adam Zampa.

India vs Australia 2nd T20I probable playing XI

India: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), Josh Inglis, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade (wicketkeeper), Tim David, Cameron Green, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa.

India vs Australia 2nd T20I combined fantasy XI

Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav (captain), Matthew Wade (wicketkeeper), Glenn Maxwell, Hardik Pandya, Tim David, Axar Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal

India's top picks and players to watch out for in 2nd T20I vs Australia

Jasprit Bumrah: The right-arm pacer could very much be the deciding factor for India going into the second game. Bumrah has scalped 69 wickets for India in the shortest format at an economy of just 6.46. The 28-year-old will be trusted with the responsibility of bowling in the death overs alongside Arshdeep Singh.

Suryakumar Yadav: The 32-year-old has been the most consistent batter for India in T20Is this year. In his last 9 matches, Yadav has scored 296 runs at a strike rate of 170.11. Yadav also scored an impressive 46 in the first game of the series and will be looking to impress again in Nagpur.

Australia's top picks and players to watch out for in 2nd T20I vs India

Glenn Maxwell: The Aussie batter has scored 432 runs against India in this format at an average of 30.85 and a strike rate of 145.45. Maxwell has a top score of 113 not out against the Men in Blue in T20Is and is considered one of the most destructive batters in this format of the game. The 33-year-old has amassed 5482 runs in T20 cricket at a strike rate of 151.58.

Josh Hazlewood: The pacer was instrumental in getting rid of the Indian captain Rohit Sharma early in the first game. Hazlewood also picked the dangerous-looking KL Rahul for 55 in his second spell. The 31-year-old has picked 48 wickets for Australia in T20Is at an average of 18.08. Hazlewood is a genuine wicket-taker and will pose a threat to the Indian batting lineup.

India vs Australia 2nd T20I prediction

India will have the edge over Australia despite their poor show with the ball in the first game. The Men in Blue have been one of the best sides in the format and have historically done well against Australia.

On the other hand, Australia are the side in form and can very much seal the three-match series in the upcoming fixture.

India vs Australia 2nd T20I playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 34°C

Precipitation: 7%

Humidity: 56%

Wind: 3 km/h

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