India vs Australia 2023

IND vs AUS: India playing XI vs Australia, 2nd ODI, 2023 – Predicted

Karan RawatKaran Rawat

September 23 2023
Indian Cricket Team

India will lock horns with Australia in second ODI on Sunday at Holkar Stadium in Indore.

The three-match ODI series between India and Australia started with almost a comfortable win for the hosts. India beat the five-time world champions by five wickets at PCA Stadium in Mohali. Australia looked a bit rusty, while India were clinical with their performance. India won the game without their big names.

It was a collective effort from the hosts, and they will look to replicate the same in the second ODI. The second game is scheduled to play on Sunday at Holkar Stadium in Indore. It is a great chance for Indian team to win the second game and win the series as well. Here is the predicted playing XI for India against Australia in the second game.

IND vs AUS: India Predicted playing XI vs Australia

1. Shubman Gill:

Shubman Gill 208
Shubman Gill. (Image Source: BCCI)

Shubman Gill carried on his form and scored yet another 50+ score against Australia in the first ODI. He was the top-scorer in the game with 74 off 63, including six fours and two sixes. He will be the biggest wicket for India at the moment, as he is capable of playing big innings, and Australia saw it in the first ODI.

2. Ruturaj Gaikwad :

Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad. (Image Source: PTI)

Ruturaj Gaikwad got the chance to bat up the order, and he made it count. It was a great opening stand for India that almost sealed the deal. Gaikwad played his part and scored 71 off 77, with ten boundaries. He will only play the second game and will look to play another crucial innings before flying for Asian Games 2023 in China.

3. Shreyas Iyer :

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer. (Image Source: BCCI/Twitter)

After returning from injury, Shreyas Iyer was unfortunate to miss the chance in the first game. He got run-out for just three runs. But he will be eager to make it big in the next innings, and India will also hope for him to get some runs under his belt before the ODI World Cup.

4. KL Rahul (c) :

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. (Image Source: AFP)

KL Rahul has made a stellar comeback from the injury. It started with a century in Asia Cup against Pakistan, and even against Australia, he played a captain’s knock and took the team over the finish line with an unbeaten 58. Rahul will be an important wicket in the middle and will look to play another vital innings to take the team to a series win.

5. Ishan Kishan :

Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan. (Image Source: AFP)

Ishan Kishan is another Indian batter who is fighting for a place in the middle-order. The left-hander looked good for his short stay of 18 runs but then got out. He needs to make sure that he is converting all these starts into big ones because there are some other players waiting on the wings.

6. Suryakumar Yadav :

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav. (Image Source: AFP)

After a number of rusty innings, Suryakumar Yadav finally scored fifty in the ODI. He played a controlled innings and scored a 49-balls 50, with six fours and one six. It was his partnership with Rahul that took the game away from the visitors. India have invested a lot in SKY in ODIs and will expect him to deliver again.

7. Ravindra Jadeja :

Ravindra Jadeja India ODI
Ravindra Jadeja. (Image Source: AFP)

Ravindra Jadeja had a decent outing in the first game. He took the wicket of David Warner, who was looking dangerous. But his real challenge will be in Indore, where the boundary is short. Adding to that, if required, India will look for him to do some batting as well, which can be crucial for the team in the end.

8. Shardul Thakur :

Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur. (Image Source: AFP)

Shardul Thakur had a poor game in Mohali. He went for 78 runs in his ten overs without taking a wicket. But he will look to do well in the second game because Mohammed Siraj is on the bench. Shardul is a wicket-taking option and can bat as well, that will be his role in the second game on Sunday.

9. Ravi Ashwin :

Ravi Ashwin
Ravi Ashwin. (Image Source: ICC)

Ravi Ashwin made his comeback in ODIs after 18 months and had a good performance. He ended up taking 1/47 and taking the important wicket for Marnus Labuschagne. Ashwin will have a big role to play in the second game, which is a high-scoring ground. With his variety, he can take a few wickets in the middle to put pressure on Australia.

10. Jasprit Bumrah :

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah. (Image Source: AFP)

Jasprit Bumrah was the most economical bowler in the first game, who started with two maiden-overs and finishing with 1/43. Australian batters couldn’t score against him, and he looked in good rhythm. It is a great sign for India just ahead of the World Cup. The ace pacer will look to make an impact in the second ODI as well.

11. Mohammed Shami :

Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami. (Image Source: AFP)

Mohammed Shami finished the first ODI with his career-best figure of 5/51. It was his spell that restricted Australia to a below-par score of 274. The veteran pacer will gain confidence with that performance and will be the key for India with the ball. Australia will have to see off Shami, who troubled them in the first game.

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