Rishabh Pant - Concussion- 50 percent chances of playing
Warner and Finch’s partnership of 256 was the highest opening partnership by any team against India in ODI cricket.
If Australia win in Rajkot, it will be the second time in succession that they will beat India in an ODI series at home.
The pitch at Saurashtra Cricket Stadium should mostly favour the batsman but the evening dew will make bowling difficult for the spinners.
KL Rahul is set to keep wickets in the second ODI after reports of Rishabh Pant suffering from concussions have resurfaced.
Australia are set to go in the second ODI unchanged.
Last 5 Head To Head
Venue Details and Pitch Report
17 Jan, 01:30 PM IST
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
Richard Kettleborough, Virender Sharma
After a crushing 10-wicket loss in the first ODI in Mumbai, Indian captain Virat Kohli will be eager to prove the critics wrong and put on a strong performance in Rajkot. With Rishabh Pant suffering from concussions, either Manish Pandey or Kedar Jadhav are likely to get into the playing XI while Shardul Thakur might make way for pacer Navdeep Saini. Australia, on the other hand, are most likely to go in unchanged in the second ODI and will be looking to seal their second consecutive ODI series in India.