India tale on Australia in the second T2-0I in Nagpur on Friday, September 23. The hosts faced a humiliating defeat in the first T20I and are now facing a must-win situation. Australia won the game by chasing 209 a record score against India. 

Indian skipper Rohit Sharma blamed the bowlers for not being able to defend a 200-plus total. Experienced bowlers in Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Harshal Patel travelled the distance in Mohali. Bhuvi went for 52 runs off his spell and Harshal nearly 50. Even spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was attacked by the Aussie batters giving away 42 runs. 

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“I don’t think we bowled well. 200 is a good score to defend, and we didn’t take our chances in the field. It was a great effort from our batters, but the bowlers were not quite there. There are things we need to look at, but it was a great game for us to understand what went wrong” said Rohit. 

On a batting-friendly wicket in Mohali, the bowlers from both sides went the distance. However, the way the Australian batters chased the score down was an interesting observation. They never allowed the Indian bowlers to come back into the game. Heading into the must-win game, they need to address their death-bowling concerns. 

Meanwhile, as per reports in Cricbuzz, Jasprit Bumrah is expected to be back in the playing XI. He last played in July in the ODI series against England. He was rested in the first game due to precautionary reasons. With India facing a series defeats, Bumrah’s return will boost the side. 

India vs Australia Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between IND And AUS, Australia Tour Of India 2022, 2nd T20I

India vs Australia Head To Head In T20Is

Australia vs India 2nd T20I 2022
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Matches Played – 24

India Won – 13

Australia Won – 10

Recent Venue Records (Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur)

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STATS – T20

Total matches 11

Matches won batting first 8

Matches won bowling first 3

Average 1st Inns scores 151

Average 2nd Inns scores 128

Highest total recorded 215/5 (20 Ov) by SL vs IND

Lowest total recorded 79/10 (18.1 Ov) by IND vs NZ

Highest score chased 123/7 (19.4 Ov) by WI vs RSA

Lowest score defended 123/7 (20 Ov) by AFG vs WI

Who Will Score Most Runs For India: Virat Kohli / Rohit Sharma 

Who Will Take Most Wickets For India: Axar Patel / Jasprit Bumrah 

Who Will Score Most Runs For Australia: Cameron / Steve Smith 

Who Will Take Most Wickets For Australia: Pat Cummins / Adam Zampa

India vs Australia Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between IND And AUS, Australia Tour Of India 2022, 2nd T20I

Australia leads the series but India is expected to make a comeback in this do-or-die game. India to win the game.

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