India vs Australia ODI Dream11 Team / Ind vs Aus 2nd ODI Dream11 Team: After taking the series 9-0 (3 tests, 5 ODIs and 1 T20) in Sri Lanka, the Indian team continued their winning form against Australia. The 1st ODI in Chennai was rain curtailed, but India clearly were the better team. The Indian top order was sent packing against some fine new ball bowling in the first ODI, but the middle order weathered the storm with aplomb. The Aussies have always come hard when they’ve been tested. Be it the test series in India earlier this year or the recently concluded tour of Bangladesh. They’ve been masters of bouncing back, but in India, they have one of the best units in the game at the moment.
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The Indian team wasn’t tested as much in Sri Lanka. The likes of Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Mahendra Singh Dhoni were piling up numbers for fun. The Aussies might not be the best team in the World currently, but they’ve got some pretty handy match winners. Pat Cummins and Nathan Coulter-Nile bowled brilliantly with the new ball in Chennai. The duo pitched the ball up and induced errors out of the Indian top order. Kolkata is familiar territory for Coulter-Nile. Having played for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, his experience might be a telling advantage.
The average first innings total on this wicket in the last 5 Odis has been 311. But what score is a winning target against this Indian team? Rohit Sharma has shown in the past that he takes time to settle, gauge the conditions and go berserk in the latter part of the innings. In Virat Kohli, they have the best batsman in world cricket. If India’s to bat second you might as well award the game to India before taking a drubbing from this batting genius. Dhoni is in a league of his own and in Hardik Pandya, they have a quality all-rounder. KL Rahul isn’t finding a place in the Indian eleven. That’s how strong the unit is.
The Australians playing away from home have only won one in their last 10. Steve Smith hasn’t reached his optimum form yet. His contribution in the games to come will be extremely crucial. Their bowling force looks fragile. Cummins and Nile were the standout performances in the first ODI. It’s the remaining 30 overs that hurt Australia in the opener. Adam Zampa’s quality also isn’t a major concern. Marcus Stoinis did manage a couple of wickets but his mettle is sure to be tested. Should Ashton Agar be included in the 2nd ODI for James Faulkner? The bowling all-rounder has struggled to keep up with the ever-changing flair of ODI cricket. With Agar, they’ll have more variety and the southpaw is no mug with the bat.
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2ND ODI, INDIA VS AUSTRALIA
VENUE: EDEN GARDENS, KOLKATA
21st SEPTEMBER 2017
India vs Australia Dream 11 team
Kolkata has been a fortress for this Indian opener. Rohit Sharma has scored 794 runs in 9 innings at 113.42 with a strike rate of 99.87 across all formats in Kolkata. The 264 he scored at this venue against Sri Lanka in 2014 is the highest ODI score ever by a batsman in ODI’s and that record is here to stay for a long time. Sharma is undoubtedly one of the best openers in the business. In the last 6 innings, he’s scored 2 hundreds and a fifty. All the fifty plus scores coming against his favorite opposition. Australia will be aware of his ability to switch gears. The 209 he scored against them will be a gentle reminder as to what this flamboyant striker is capable of. Get him out and get him out early.
For Australia, David Warner will be the star man. 2 test hundreds in Bangladesh, a 64 against the Indian board president XI clearly shows that he’s striking the ball well. At Kolkata, Warner needs to be at his absolute best to tackle some world class operators. Kuldeep Yadav did manage to sneak an edge of his massive blade in the first ODI, but Warner would like to level scores in the second. With a batting average of 44.50 and a strike rate of 96.72 Warner will certainly be the man to watch out for.
Australia have always challenged, rather got the better of us in the ODI format more often than not. Australia have played 52 games against India in India and have won 25, lost 22. That’s how dominant they’ve been in the past. This series though tells a different story. The Aussies are revamping their side, while the Indian legion looks an absolute beast. The Kolkata wicket has always produced runs, but against the current Indian bowling attack, it’ll be a daunting task for them.
India vs Australia Expected playing XI
PLAYING XI(INDIA): Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli(capt), Manish Pandey, Kedhar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(wk), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.
(AUSTRALIA): David Warner, Hilton Cartwright, Steven Smith(capt), Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade(wk), Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins, Ashton Agar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa.
Ind vs Aus DREAM XI team FOR THE 2ND ODI:
A 4-3-3 combination should be a strong XI for this fixture. Since Kolkata is a batting wicket, the best batsman from the combined eleven should be picked immediately. Maxwell wasn’t used in the first ODI. Should he walk-in as the 2nd all-rounder along with Hardik Pandya? Let’s try our combinations. My eleven would be:
Wicket keeper: MS Dhoni
Batsmen: Virat Kohli(captain), David Warner(vice-captain), Steven Smith, Rohit Sharma.
All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Hardik Pandya, Kedhar Jadhav.
Bowlers: Nathan Coulter-Nile, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav.