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Australia vs India 2nd ODI: Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI Updates & Fantasy Cricket Tips - January 15th, 2019

Dwijesh Reddy
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Fantasy Cricket Tips
Fantasy Cricket Tips

After a resounding win against the number two ranked side in the world, Australia will be looking to seal the series with another win over India at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday. The Indians were outplayed by Jhye Richardson and Jason Behrendorff at the SCG and will be looking to make amends for the batting collapse that saw them reduced to 4-3 within the fourth over itself. With the series at stake, this match is sure to be a cracker!


Squads to pick from:

Australia:

Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey(WK), Jhye Richardson, Billy Stanlake, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa

India:

Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (WK), Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Siraj, Khaleel Ahmed and Mohammed Shami.


Playing XI Updates:

Australia:

After a dominant performance in Sydney, no changes are to be expected from the victorious Australian side. As many as three batsmen were able to score fifties but Justin Langer would want his batsmen to convert those fifties into hundreds, which was their nemesis in the recently concluded test series.

South Australian, Adam Zampa could be drafted into the side instead of Nathan Lyon with as many as 5 right handers in the top six of the Indian batting line-up. Maxwell and Stoinis provide the much-needed balance to a young Australian side.

Possible XI: Carey(WK), Finch(C), Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Handscomb, Stoinis, Maxwell, Lyon/Zampa, Jhye Richardson, Siddle and Behrendorff

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India: India will repent their batting collapse at the start of the innings and will hope for the likes of Rayudu to come up with the goods. Although Vijay Shankar has been roped in as the replacement for Hardik Pandya for the ongoing series, he should sit out for this match.

Kedhar Jadhav is also an option with his off-spinners coming in handy too. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Khaleel Ahmed had an off day in Sydney and will be hoping for a better performance.

Possible XI: Rohit, Dhawan, Kohli(C), Rayudu, Dhoni(WK), Karthik/Jadhav, Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar, Kuldeep, Shami and Khaleel


Fantasy Tips and Suggestions:

Wicket-keeper: Alex Carey wasn't able to cash in a promising start but at his home ground, the Adelaide Strikers' keeper should be preferred over M.S Dhoni. Dhoni scored a fifty in the previous game but considering the fact that the Indian top order doesn't fail too often, Carey could just nick the place.

Batsmen: Aaron Finch and Shikhar Dhawan fell cheaply but after the stellar 2018 both of them had, it is hard to ignore the former Sunrisers Hyderabad players. But the main attraction would be Virat Kohli, who has an astonishing record at the Adelaide Oval. He is one player you wouldn't want to miss out on. Either of Shaun Marsh or Peter Handscomb can be fitted into the fantasy side with both players capable of playing spin well. 

All-rounders: Marcus Stoinis had a brilliant game and is slowly becoming one of the go-to players in the Australian set-up. With his ability to play spin well and accelerate accordingly at the death, he is an invaluable pick for any fantasy team. Ravindra Jadeja is also a viable pick to go for with a complete quota of ten overs and pinch hitting on offer.

Bowlers: Kuldeep Yadav is a must-have in any fantasy contest. The chinaman was able to pick up a couple of wickets in the previous game and should be backed for more in Adelaide as well. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar had an off-day in the death but a player of his quality should be able to bounce back with an imperative performance. Jason Behrendorff and Jhye Richardson are in rich vein of form since the start of the BBL 2018 and should round off the fantasy team.

Captain: Who else other than Virat Kohli? The number one ranked ODI batsman in the world has a brilliant record at the Adelaide Oval and will be eager to make due for his rare failure in the previous game. Aaron Finch and Shikhar Dhawan are also viable options to go for as captain.

Fantasy Suggestion #1: Alex Carey (WK), Virat Kohli, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Marcus Stoinis, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Kuldeep Yadav and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. Captain: Virat Kohli

Fantasy Suggestion #2: M.S Dhoni(WK), Virat Kohli, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Shikhar Dhawan, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Jason Behrendorff and Jhye Richardson. Captain: Aaron Finch.

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Dwijesh Reddy
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An ardent cricket, football and WWE lover who loves to fantasize and dwell upon past glories, infinite possibilities and the present. Writer for SK Fantasy Cricket Mantra
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