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Ind vs Aus, 2nd ODI: Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI Updates & Fantasy Cricket Tips - March 5th, 2019

Dwijesh Reddy
Modified 20 Dec 2019, 21:51 IST

India head into the second ODI with momentum on their side
India head into the second ODI with momentum on their side

Kedhar Jadhav came to the party as he steered India to a comfortable victory over the Aussies in Hyderabad.

The performance in the first ODI was a welcome win for Team India, after a disappointing T20I series and now head into the second ODI with momentum on their side as they take on Australia at Nagpur.

Australia will be looking to avenge their defeat in the first ODI with a better performance from their batsmen on their wish-list while the Indians will be hoping for more of the same.

With the World Cup 2019 beckoning, players from either side are fighting it out to make their respective squads and should ensure a mouth-watering clash at the Vidharba Cricket Association Stadium on Tuesday.

Squads to choose from


Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Siddarth Kaul, Ravindra Jadeja


Aaron Finch (C), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, D’Arcy Short

Playing XI Updates



Yuzvendra Chahal was left out of the playing XI in the previous ODI but should make the side this time around at the expense of Vijay Shankar or Ravindra Jadeja.

India could potentially play with four spinners along with the pace duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami.

The batting unit should remain the same with Rayudu set to keep his place in the middle order. The pressure is on Shikhar Dhawan to come good with a string of low scores with KL Rahul waiting on the sidelines, eagerly waiting for an opportunity.

Possible XI: Dhawan, Rohit, Virat(C), Rayudu, Dhoni(WK), Jadhav, Shankar/Jadeja, Kuldeep, Chahal, Bumrah and Shami.


Not many changes are expected of Australia, who weren't able to capitalize upon the small openings that were available to them. The lack of partnerships also contributed to their undoing with the captain, Aaron Finch unable to get himself in at all.

The bowlers were today in the previous ODI as Zampa and Coulter-Nile picked two wickets apiece. Shaun Marsh is available for Australia and could replace Ashton Turner, who wasn't able to convert a promising start in Hyderabad.

Possible XI: Finch(C), Khawaja, Marsh/Turner, Handscomb, Stoinis, Maxwell, Carey(WK), Cummins, Coulter-Nile, Zampa and Behrendorff

Match Details

India vs Australia, 2nd ODI

5th March 2019, 1:30 PM IST

Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur

Fantasy Tips and Suggestions


MS Dhoni came up with another calm and composed fifty as he stitched a match-winning partnership with Kedhar Jadhav to give India the win.

He is once again the preferred wicket-keeping option over Alex Carey, owing to his form and the South Australian's batting position.

Dhoni's reflexes behind the wickets are also bound to bring in a few valuable points as well, which adds value to his inclusion.


While Virat Kohli is one must have player in the fantasy team, Shikhar Dhawan and Aaron Finch can be backed to overturn their poor run of form with a good performance on Tuesday.

If not, the likes of Rohit Sharma and Usman Khawaja are also great options to have in the side instead of them.


Marcus Stoinis was steady with both bat and ball in the first ODI, making him an invaluable asset to the fantasy team along with the mercurial, Glenn Maxwell.

Kedhar Jadhav's all-round show in Hyderabad makes him one of the must-have players in the side, with his off-spin bound to come into play in the middle overs.


Kuldeep Yadav is one of the best spinners in the world right now and is an invaluable asset to any team.

Along with him, one of Mohammed Shami or Jasprit Bumrah would suffice while Adam Zampa and Pat Cummins are the ideal options to have from the Australian bowling unit.


Virat Kohli missed out on a big score in the first ODI and would be eager to make amends with an imperative performance on Tuesday.

He should be backed to score big runs while Marcus Stoinis and Shikhar Dhawan are also great options to have as captain.

Fantasy Suggestion #1: MS Dhoni(WK), Virat Kohli, Aaron Finch, Shikhar Dhawan, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Kedhar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Adam Zampa and Pat Cummins. Captain: Virat Kohli

Fantasy Suggestion #2: MS Dhoni(WK), Usman Khawaja, Virat Kohli, Peter Handscomb, Shikhar Dhawan, Marcus Stoinis, Kedhar Jadhav, Adam Zampa, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah. Captain: Marcus Stoinis

Published 04 Mar 2019, 07:54 IST
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