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India vs Australia 2019: Australia's predicted playing XI for 2nd ODI

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7.08K   //    04 Mar 2019, 14:15 IST

Australia v South Africa - 3rd ODI
Australia v South Africa - 3rd ODI

After a stellar performance in the T20Is, the Aaron Finch-led Australian team suffered a heartbreaking defeat at the hands of hosts India in the first ODI at Hyderabad.

It was the batting that let Australia down and a small target of 237 was never going to be safe against India.

The second ODI of the 5-match series will take place tomorrow at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur. The pitch at Jamtha is known to be spin-friendly and so, the spinners of both the teams will play a huge role in deciding the match's result.

Also Read - India vs Australia: India's predicted XI for the second ODI

In this article, we will take a look at how Australia could line up for the 2nd ODI:

Openers - Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja

Australian Team Nets Session
Australian Team Nets Session

Australian skipper Aaron Finch would try his best to see off Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah in the opening overs as the visiting captain has failed to fire thus far on the tour. He would look to play well and get some runs under his belt ahead of the ICC World Cup 2019.

Usman Khawaja played a patient innings in the first ODI which helped the Aussie side reach a respectable total. He will look to continue his form in the 2nd ODI as well but he will try to improve on his strike-rate, especially in the powerplays. The right-left combination can work wonders for the visitors if Finch manages to survive the new ball.

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