Sat. Jan 16th, 2021


Virat Kohli-led India will take on Aaron Finch-skippered Australia in the second ODI of the 3-match series at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)  in short while from now. The match is scheduled for a 9:10 AM (IST) start.

While a second successive win for Australia will help them clinch the ODI series, India would look to draw level by reversing the trend from the series opener at the same venue. Australia had taken a 1-0 lead in the 3-match series after thumping India by 66 runs in the 1st ODI played at the SCG on November 27.

Toss Update: Australian skipper Aaron Finch won the toss and elected to bat first against India in the 2nd ODI at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

Team Update

Australia have gone with one change in their Playing XI for the 2nd ODI. Moises Henriques comes in place of injured Marcus Stoinis. Meanwhile, India are fielding the same Playing XI.

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Here is what the skippers had to say after the toss

Australian skipper Finch: We are going to bat. Stoinis is out, a little bit of niggle. Moises Henriques replaces him. It’s the overs he can give us. The wicket can get slower as the game goes on.

Indian captain Kohli: Bit rusty in the first game, no excuses. After the 30 over mark, the bodies started to stiffen up. The second half was very encouraging. We can take a lot of positives from that. We are playing the same XI.

Here are the Playing XIs for both the teams

India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal

Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

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