Australia win toss and elect to bowl first as team India eye second ODI victory
In the ongoing IND vs AUS ODI series, Australia won the toss and chose to bowl first against Team India at the Holkar Stadium in Indore.
Indore: In a pivotal match of the ongoing ODI series, Australia won the toss and chose to bowl first against Team India at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. The Men in Blue, heading into this contest with the momentum of a 5-wicket triumph in the series opener, are eager to build on their success.
In the previous game, the Indian team showcased their prowess with a commendable performance, as four of their batters achieved half-centuries, and Mohammad Shami’s remarkable bowling display secured a five-wicket haul.
In anticipation of an exciting encounter at the Holkar Stadium, the pitch report provided by cricket experts Sanjay Manjrekar and Brad Haddin suggests favorable conditions for batsmen. The dimensions of the ground, especially the shorter side boundaries, are expected to challenge the bowlers. The pitch, while slightly drier than the previous match, is still deemed consistent and hard, setting the stage for a potentially high-scoring affair. The experts noted that spinners could come into play if a substantial total is posted on the board.
India Playing XI:
K L Rahul (c)(wk), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Shami, Prasidh Krishna
Australia Playing XI:
Steven Smith (c), David Warner, Matthew Short, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Spencer Johnson