India v Australia, 2017: 2nd T20I - Statistical Preview


When is the second T20I match between India and Australia?

From their 2011 World Cup win to a new era under Virat Kohli, much has changed since Guwahati hosted its last global match way back on November 28, 2010 when India beat New Zealand by 40 runs in an ODI. Statistically, T20 Internationals haven't been the best format for Australia to seek any kind of redemption.

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Earlier, the recently concluded ODI series was a totally one-sided affair with India capturing the series 4-1.

Virat Kohli and his army will thus be looking at a second victory in the T20I series in a bid to stand closer to the World No.1 ranking in T20Is.

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Going by the form of the host, it is going to prove a handful in any condition.

Pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will spearhead the bowling department for the hosts.

Australia were off to a flyer with 50 runs coming off 37 balls but Chahal provided the vital breakthroughs, dismissing his bunny Glenn Maxwell for a fourth time in four games.

The Indian spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal proved totally unplayable for the opponent batsmen during the five-match ODI series and the last T20I sharing 16 wickets between them.

David Warner admits it's hard to understand clashes in cricket's over-crowded schedule amid reports Australia is hunting a specialist T20 coach.

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The Indian batting has also been fairly balanced with Kohli, Rohit Sharma, M.S. Dhoni, Manish Pandey and the all-rounder Hardik Pandya adding to its strength with fairly consistent contributions at appropriate occasions.

After the current tour, Australian team is going to play in the Sheffield Shield before turning up for the all-important Ashes against England in the last week of November.

Cape Town - While David Warner brings his own particular style of leadership to his interim captaincy he is happy to follow Steve Smith's tactical blueprint.

Warner's opening partner Aaron Finch feels that he did a great job of stepping into the void left by Smith. But what has bothered the visitors is the middle-order where the likes of Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Daniel Christian and even wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Paine have not been able to do much.

Match starts at 7 pm.

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