The second match of the three T20 match series between India and Australia is to be played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur. Team India had to face defeat by 4 wickets in the first match of the series, so the second T20 for India is like do or die. If Rohit Sharma’s team loses today, then India will lose the series and it can also prove to be a big setback for India before the World Cup. In such a situation, Rohit Sharma would not like to make any mistake regarding the playing XI. The Indian batsmen had done well in the Mohali T20, but the bowling was very disappointing. In such a situation, Rohit Sharma will know that his bowlers should rein in the runs. The good news for Team India is that Jasprit Bumrah can play in the second T20.
In the Mohali T20, KL Rahul (55) and Hardik Pandya (71 *) scored half-centuries, while Suryakumar scored a brilliant 46. Both the senior batsmen Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli definitely failed but today they will be expected to perform better. Looking at the performance of the Indian batsmen in the first T20, it does not seem that Rohit Sharma would like to make any changes. In such a situation, Rishabh Pant may have to sit out once again. Yes, if Dinesh Karthik gets a chance to bat today and he can’t show anything amazing, then in the third T20, Rohit Pant can be considered in the playing XI.
On the other hand, if we talk about Jasprit Bumrah, he did not play in Mohali T20 due to not being completely fit, but news is coming that he is now fit and will be available for selection in Nagpur T20. The return of Jasprit Bumrah will certainly sharpen the bowling attack, but it takes some time for the biggest player to regain momentum after returning from injury. There is no doubt that Umesh Yadav will be shown the way out with the return of Bumrah. Umesh was included in the squad as a replacement for Shami and is also not part of the World Cup squad scheme.
Indian team for the second T20 against Australia- Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah