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Australia vs India 2nd T20 Match Prediction And Betting Guide

Australia vs India 2nd T20 Match Prediction And Betting Guide. Australia secured a narrow four-run victory by virtue of the DLS method in the rain-truncated opening game to go 1-0 up in the three-match series. India will now seek parity in the second T20 international to be played on November 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Live action is scheduled to begin at 6:50 PM local time.

Betting Tips

  • Australia’s win in the first T20I has put pressure on India as they must now avoid a defeat here in order to keep the series alive.
  • Australia have a good T20 record at the MCG; they have played eleven matches here and have registered wins in seven of those.
  • India have comfortable wins over Australia in the last two T20 internationals they have played against them at this ground.

Australia vs India 2nd T20 Match Prediction And Betting Guide

***Our Pick: India is our Winner***

Australia vs India 2nd T20 Match Prediction And Betting Guide

Australia vs India 2nd T20 Match Prediction And Betting Guide

Aus vs Ind 2nd T20: Where to Watch/Live Streaming

TV channels: Fox Sports, Sky Sports, Sony Six, BT Sport, SuperSport, OSN Sports Cricket HD

Live Streaming: Bet365, Foxtel, Sky Go, SonyLIV, OSN Play

Toss Prediction

Toss is going to be key at the MCG. Since four of the last five T20 internationals played at this venue have been won by the chasing side and with the wicket expected to remain unchanged after the first innings, the toss-winning skipper is more likely to bowl first.

Australia Team News & Playing 11

AUS Team News

Australia may not be willing to disturb the combination that won them the first T20 international of the series at the Gabba. However, since the pitch at the MCG is not known for offering much support to the spinners, the Australian selectors may consider bringing in pace bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile at the expense of lone spinner Adam Zampa.

AUS Key Players

Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis all made significant contributions with the bat at the Gabba and Australia will be hoping that the trio continues to fire for them. Maxwell now has three good scores in his last three T20I outings and he will be the key man for his side in the middle order. Skipper Aaron Finch – the world No. 2 T20I batsman – has scored the most runs at the MCG in this format and he too is another big threat for the Indian bowlers. Billy Stanlake, Andrew Tye and Marcus Stoinis will be the go-to options for the skipper on this fast and bouncy MCG pitch. Stoinis was the best performer among the seamers last time and his deceptive pace variations could once again trouble the Indian batsmen. Tye was very expensive as he conceded 47 runs off his three overs and it will be crucial for Australia that he makes a strong comeback here.

Australia vs India 2nd T20 Match Prediction And Betting Guide

AUS Recent Form

Australia came into this series on the back of four consecutive defeats in the game’s shortest format, but their win over India the other night has put an end to their losing streak. This is now Australia’s 10th win in the 17 T20 internationals they have played this year. A valiant effort from the middle order helped them post a good total on the board. They then held their nerve with the ball to defend 13 off the final over.

Australia Predicted Playing 11

  • D’Arcy Short, Aaron Finch (c), Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ben McDermott, Alex Carey (wk), Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa/Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Billy Stanlake

India Team News & Playing 11

IND Team News

India might consider dropping fast bowler K Khaleel Ahmed and all-rounder Krunal Pandya for this game due to their poor performances in the series opener at Brisbane. The duo conceded 97 runs off their collective seven overs and they could make way for Umesh Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal who are waiting in the reserves. The rest of the line-up is expected to remain unchanged.

IND Key Players

Shikhar Dhawan’s previous three T20I scores read 43, 92 and 76. The opening batsman is looking in top form at the moment and one can expect another brilliant performance from him. His partner Rohit Sharma hold’s the record for hitting the most centuries in this format and he will look to take his team off to a flying start. Virat Kohli had a rare failure last time and he together with Dinesh Karthik, who has been amongst the runs of late, will be India’s biggest hopes in the middle order. With the ball, the visitors will rely mainly on Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav to exert pressure on Australia by taking wickets and drying up the runs. The latter was the pick of the bowlers at Brisbane with figures of 2-24 from four overs and the chinaman is expected to put up another impressive performance at Melbourne.

Australia vs India 2nd T20 Match Prediction And Betting Guide

IND Recent Form

India, after that four-run loss at the Gabba, have now lost their fourth T20 international out of the seventeen they have played since the start of this year. India had earlier defeated England at Bristol before drubbing the West Indies 3-0 at home, but they could not extend their four-match winning streak in the series opener against Australia. The visitors put up a good show with the bat but they leaked plenty of runs with the ball during the middle period of Australia’s innings.

India Predicted Playing 11

  • Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya/Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, K Khaleel Ahmed/Umesh Yadav
Australia vs India 2nd T20 Match Prediction And Betting Guide

Australia vs India 2nd T20 Match Prediction And Betting Guide

Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)

AUS : W L L L L

IND : L W W W W

AUS vs IND Head to Head

Australia and India have now played 16 T20 internationals against each other with the former winning 6 of those and the latter 10.

The two countries have met at the MCG three times in the twenty-over format with the visiting side having emerged victorious on two occasions.

India got the better of Australia the last time they faced them in a T20 international at the MCG in January 2016. After being put into bat, the visitors racked up 184/3 in their 20 overs and then restricted the hosts to 157/8 to win the game by 27 runs.

Matches Played: 16; Australia Won: 6; India Won: 10

India vs Australia Betting Odds

India, even after losing the opening game of the series, find themselves as favorites amongst the bookmakers to win the second T20 international. The tourists are being offered at odds of 1.85 on Betfair and 1.80 on both Betway and Bet365. Australia begin as outsiders for this match and are priced slightly higher at 2.16 on Betfair and 2 on both Betway and Bet365.

Australia vs India Prediction

The defeat in the first T20 international has put India under pressure as they must now prevent another loss in order to keep the series alive. Australia have a good record at the MCG in the twenty-over format with seven wins from eleven matches. However, they will also be aware of the fact that they have been beaten by India in their previous two T20I meetings with them at this ground. The visitors will not be too worried after their defeat at Brisbane and they definitely have a few positives to take from that game. Australia may have gained momentum, but we expect India to come out all guns blazing in this encounter and set up a series decider on Sunday.

Final Verdict: Back India to beat Australia in the second T20I at 1.85 on Betfair and 1.80 on both Betway and Bet365.

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