India and Australia now head to the iconic MCG, Melbourne for the 2nd T20. In the first encounter, the hosts just edged past the visitors. It’s now or never for team India as another loss would mean curtains to their chances in the series. On the other hand, Australia would look to seal the series with another win. Keep reading to find out the India vs Australia 2nd T20 Match Prediction.
Also Read: Match Report: Australia slides ahead against rusty India in the 1st T20I
It was a rain-affected game at Gabba as Australia’s 158 was revised to 174 as a target for India. The DLS method benefitted Australia more than India. But credit must be given when it’s due. The hosts batted well. Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis were outstanding. However, the Indian bowling and fielding were rusty.
The Men in Blue dropped crucial catches and the likes of Khaleel Ahmed and Krunal Pandya went for plenty. Two big guns, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli failed with the bat. As a result, the batting was in disarray. Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik’s efforts went in vain. But the visitors should bounce back strong. They have a streak of 7 continuous series wins and would fight hard to level the series in Melbourne.
Here is our India vs Australia 2nd T20 Match Prediction
Case1: If India bats first
First Innings score prediction: 190-200
Result prediction: India will win the match by 20-30 runs
Case2: If Australia bats first
First Innings score prediction: 170-180
Result prediction: India will win the match by 5 wickets
Head to head in T20Is
Total T20Is: 16, India won: 10, Australia won: 6
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik(wk), Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav
Aaron Finch (c), Chris Lynn, D’Arcy Short, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ben McDermott, Alex Carey (wk), Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff, Billy Stanlake, Andrew Tye
India vs Australia 2nd T20 Match Prediction: Some lackluster batting led to India’s downfall in the first game. But the kind of batting line-up that they possess, it’s difficult to count them out just yet.
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