Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s inability to set the pace during middle overs will remain a major cause of concern when India take on Australia in a do-or-die second ODI on Tuesday in their bid to keep the three-match series alive. Hardik Pandya’s sudden suspension on disciplinary grounds has badly affected the balance of the batting order, which was apparent during team’s 34-run defeat in the opening match despite vice-captain Rohit Sharma’s 22nd hundred in 50-over format.
No pre-match short-list has been announced for this second ODI, and all-rounder Vijay Shankar only arrived late Monday afternoon in Adelaide, thus might not be available for selection. In Hardik’s continued absence, any forthcoming changes will be to find a better balance between bat and ball.
Australia didn’t announce their playing eleven for the second ODI either, but it is expected that they will field the same team as in the first match. Their biggest concern at the moment is if Glenn Maxwell is batting at his best position at number seven.
Here is the dream 11 for India vs Australia 2nd ODI at Adelaide.
Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, MS Dhoni, Glenn Maxwell, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff.
With Agencies input