Australia is set to face India in the 2nd T20I of the ongoing series. India vs Australia 2nd T20I is scheduled to be played on Sunday, November 26. The venue of the encounter is Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram. Matthew Wade leads Australia in the series.
Suryakumar Yadav is the captain of India. Australia lost the opening match by 2 wickets. Now, they will aim for a comeback in the five-match series. They might make a few changes in their playing 11 for the second game. Here we talk about Australia’s predicted playing 11 vs India.
Australia Playing 11 vs India – 2nd T20I, 2023
Travis Head missed the opening game as he was expected to. However, he might be back in the next game. Since Matthew Short only scored 13 runs, the team might go ahead with Head as an opener. He scored a brilliant ton in his previous match in the World Cup final.
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Matthew Short be another opener for the team in the next game. He scored 13 runs in the last match, scoring three boundaries. He will aim to bat deep in the next match. Short has some experience in T20Is for Australia. He can also bowl a few overs.
Steve Smith might move to the one-down position with the return of Travis Head. The right-handed batsman scored a marvelous half-century in the previous game. He will look to bat with the same momentum in the next game too.
Josh Inglis scored a stunning century in the opening game. With his 110 runs off 50 balls, he led the scoreboard to a gigantic total of 208. Inglis will aim for another good show in the next match.
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Marcus Stoinis might be a middle-order batter for Australia in the 2nd T20I match. Stoinis hit an unbeaten 7 runs in the last match. With the ball, he registered an economy of 12.0 in his 3 overs.
Tim David will be another batter in the middle. He slammed an unbeaten 19 runs in the last match. He is a hard-hitting batsman and can smash a lot of runs in the death overs. Australia will retain him in the playing 11 in the next game too.
Matthew Wade (C & WK)
Matthew Wade is the captain of Australia in the series and will lead the team in the next match too. He will also keep the stumps for the team. Wade did not get an opportunity to bat in the last match. The left-handed batter will be ready to smash runs when he gets an opportunity in the next game.
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Sean Abbott might be one of the pacers for the team. He was highly expensive in the last match, conceding 43 runs across his spell. However, the Vizag wicket was batting-friendly and bowlers could not do much. In the next game, he will aim for a comeback.
Nathan Ellis will be another pacer for the Aussies in the next match. Ellis bowled 4 overs but could not grab any wickets in the last match. However, he has bowled well in India before and is an emerging pacer in the shortest format.
Jason Behrendorff bowled an amazing spell in the opening game. While other bowlers were being hit for a lot of runs, Behrendorff conceded just 25 runs in his 4 overs, registering an economy of 6.20. The right-arm pacer will aim for another good show in the next match.
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Tanveer Sangha will be a spinner for the team. The right-arm spinner picked 2 wickets for Australia in the last match. He held an economy of almost 12 while bowling. The leg spinner will aim for a better economy in the next match.