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Australia's Predicted Playing XI for the 2nd ODI

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Can the rampant Aussies continue their great form in the retro outfits and win the series?
Can the rampant Aussies continue their great form in the retro outfits and win the series?

Australia beat India in the 1st ODI at Sydney by 34 runs and was convincing with their bowling performance and showed good character while batting. The openers, Aaron Finch and Alex Carey got dismissed in the first 10 overs and Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh rebuilt the innings for Australia. Later, Peter Handscomb played a flamboyant knock of 73 though it felt as if Australia missed a trick by not sending Glenn Maxwell ahead of Marcus Stoinis.

The Aussie bowlers were at it right from the start as Jason Behrendorff on his ODI debut picked up Shikhar Dhawan in the first over and Jhye Richardson struck twice in his 2nd over removing Virat Kohli and Ambati Rayudu who used up the review.

MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma consolidated but did the job slowly and when it seems that they were going to counter-attack, Dhoni got adjudged out LBW when he was on 51 off 96 balls where the ball had pitched outside leg but India had no review. Rohit toiled hard for his brilliant 133 but due to lack of partners, he fell and India ended up 254/9 in 50 overs.

Here is Australia's Predicted playing XI for the 2nd ODI.

Openers- Aaron Finch and Alex Carey(wicket-keeper)

Australia v India - ODI: Game 1
Australia v India - ODI: Game 1

Aaron Finch struggled to play the swinging ball last match and inevitably got dismissed by a beauty from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The skipper must look to settle his nerves at the start of the innings and check himself before attacking the bowlers. Finch must decide to go after a particular bowler and later when he's on song.

Alex Carey looked solid until he got out after trying to play one shot too many. He had the number of Kuldeep Yadav and came forward and went back when he needed to, but that cut shot in the last ball of the power play was not understandable. Carey can do a lot more than getting out before the 30s and he will retain his place in the side.

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