IND 13/1 (1.2 ov, Rohit Sharma 9*, Virat Kohli 2*, Cameron Green 0/5) – Live – India vs Australia 2nd ODI Match Live Score, Summary | ESPN.in
1.27pm Thank you, Alex! Hello everyone. Just pleased that we are getting an on-time start. Rain threatened to ruin Super Sunday briefly. Rohit is back after attending a family wedding to open the innings. At the other end, Shubman Gill, the man in the dream touch. Mitchell Starc to bowl from the DV Subba Rao end named after the former Visakhapatnam Mayor and Andhra Cricket Association president. Two slips.
1.25pm Nearing a start in Vizag. Sreshth will open the commentary for us. Hello Sreshth.
Sampath Bandarupalli: Last time India had three left-arm spin bowling options in an ODI was in 2010 vs Sri Lanka (Jadeja, Ojha and Yuvraj – none of them bowled a ball in that game)
chisnawar: “No Todd Murphy? No Lyon or even Kuhnemann? Why? ” There’s been a couple of queries on this. None of them are in Australia’s white-ball squads. Zampa and Agar have been the preferred ODI and T20I spinners for four years. Lyon last played an ODI in 2019 at the World Cup. Kuhnemann played four ODIs last year in Sri Lanka when Zampa was absent and Agar suffered a side strain.
1.15pm Vishwa: “A pace heavy line-up on one side and spin heavy on other side.. Interesting.”
Rohit: “All 3 indian spinners are left armers with Jadeja and Axar with similar bowling style. They should have preferred Washy over Axar. No doubt Axar is in great batting form, but Washy provides a lot more stability with the ball. “
Nitin: “Still feel SKY should bat 6 in odis. Maybe Jadeja should bat at 4. We now know he can bat for long seeing his test form. SKY has that ability to tee off at the end. ”
1pm Toss Australia win the toss and will bowl first.
Australia captain Steven Smith: “Looks a decent surface and it’s been under covers for a while so might do something. Just the partnerships through the middle. We lost wickets in clumps. If we had partnerships, we could’ve launched in the back end. Hopefully we’ll rectify it today. It’s a good learning playing here before the World Cup later this year. Ellis in for Maxwell, who’s pulled up a little bit sore, and Carey for Inglis.”
India captain Rohit Sharma: “We know we are batting first. Looks a bit dry the pitch. Been under the covers for awhile. Lets try to get how much we can and see the rest later. It is important to have that kind of atmosphere. It’s been a conscious effort for us to be calm and know what to do in situations. The last few ODI series we have played, we have tried to remain calm. Ishan misses out, I am back for him. Shardul misses out, Axar replaces him. Just looking at the pitch, I thought we will bowl if we win the toss but there can still be some turn in the evening. Not too sure, the pitch has been under the covers. The three spinners is something we might do in the World Cup, so trying it out.”
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami
Australia: Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith (c), Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Marcus Stoinis, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa
India make two changes with Rohit Sharma replacing Ishan Kishan and Axar Patel replacing Shardul Thakur. The latter is to experiment with three spinners on a dry pitch.
Australia also make two changes. Carey returns for Inglis after he missed the first ODI with illness. Glenn Maxwell has pulled up sore. The first ODI was his first 50-over game back since breaking his leg. He hasn’t played many high intensity matches. Only two club games and a Shield game prior to that. So he is rested. Nathan Ellis comes in to strengthen the bowling with Stoinis moved up to No.7 but Australia have picked only one spinner compared to India’s three. Still no David Warner who is obviously still not quite fit enough to play because of his elbow.
12.55pm Muhammed Riyas: “I wish India should persist with SKY. There is no question about his caliber or what he is capable. It’s just matter of an impact innings in his own style. If he gets his rhythm soon in ODIs, he could be the X-factor for team India in WC.”
Amod Khare: “I am interested in whether Carey will play or Josh Inglis??!!” If Carey is fit he will play as he is the first choice. Australia could experiment with Inglis as a batter only.
12.45pm Som: “The big question now is should India persist with SKY in ODIs ? He is beings in so much tantalizing potential, it is hard to ignore.” It’s an interesting question Som. Rohit Sharma returns today after missing the first ODI. Hemant raised the question in the preview of whether India leave Ishan Kishan in the line-up and potentially just move him down the order to have another left-hander in the top seven. Such a move would probably mean SKY misses. Toss is at 1pm so we’ll find out then.
Mustafa Moudi: “Despite of the Australia’s Batting (and Bowling) DEpth, I feel its quite important to have specialists than to have All Rounders. All Rounders can give contributions here and there but only specialists can give you stability. They clearly suffered due to this in the first ODI !!” They’ve committed to the heavy allrounder policy for awhile now. It helped them win six in a row. If anything it was their batting that failed in Mumbai when they went heavy on batting allrounders with Stoinis at No.8.
Santanu: “10 kms from the stadium and no rain since 8 in the morning and it’s pretty sunny and humid right now. Knowing the weather here it may be a max rain of 1 hour around the innings break at max and not beyond that.”
12.30pm Hello and welcome Visakhapatnam for the 2nd ODI between India and Australia. Alex Malcolm, Sreshth Shah and Thilak Ram all part of the ball-by-ball coverage today. India lead the series 1-0 after a reasonably comfortable five-wicket win in Mumbai. But there were some nervous moments at 16 for 3 , 39 for 4 and 83 for 5 as the seam bowlers had some fun for a change on a pitch that offered them plenty. Here is Hemant Brar’s preview of the 2nd ODI.
Sowmya : “The 1st ODI is a classic example of “What you see is not always what you get” Experts termed the pitch as a batting paradise and predicted a tough outing for the bowlers. It was exactly the opposite. “
Aakash: “How’s the weather? Is there a rain delay?” It has been drizzling in Vizag for the last few days but there’s been no rain for the last few hours. The sun is out even if there are some grey clouds. Radar suggests the worst of the rain is behind us. The ground was completely covered till this morning. No news yet about any potential delay but it will be very humid today.