India vs Australia: India was handed a reality check in the first ODI, as Australia swept them past comfortably to a six-wicket win. Opting to bat first, India posted their highest total of 282 in what was a commendable batting effort. In return, the Southern Stars chased down the total owing to a flurry of crucial knocks coming in from Phoebe Litchfield, Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney and Tahlia McGrath paving the way for a famous win.
The host will look to take positives from the first ODI as the dynamic duo of Jemimah Rodrigues and Pooja Vastrakar scored vital knocks of 82 and 62 with Yastika Bhatia scoring 49, even as they lost quick wickets. However, the inability to pocket wickets when Australia was running away with the game will be costly for Team India and something they will look to address in the boardroom.
Australia, on the other hand, will credit themselves for a dominant performance as all their departments clicked. Restricting India to 282 and then chasing it down without breaking a sweat will augur well for their confidence and mindset as they lead the three-match series 1-0 and will look to seal the next match.
India vs Australia 2nd ODI – Match Details
Date and Time: 30th December, 2023, Saturday, 1:30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Live Streaming: The match will be telecasted on Sports 18. Online live streaming will be available on JioCinema.
India vs Australia 2nd ODI – Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
Renowned for its consistently batter-friendly pitches, the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai consistently lends support to teams chasing targets. The toss will play a crucial role as well and the team winning the toss might seek an advantage from the same.
The weather in Mumbai will have temperatures expected to hover in the mid-20s and no anticipated rainfall.
India vs Australia 2nd ODI – Probable Playing XIs
India: Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Richa Ghosh (Wicket Keeper), Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Jemimah Rodrigues, Amanjot Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Sneh Rana, Saika Ishaque, Renuka Singh Thakur
Australia: Alyssa Healy, Phoebe Litchfield, Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown, Alana King
India vs Australia – Head-to-Head Records in ODIs
Historically, India and Australia have squared off in 50 ODIs and that has resulted in only 10 wins and 40 losses to show for India. Interestingly at home, India’s record has been far from impressive. Having secured only four victories in 22 ODIs and enduring 18 defeats on home soil, India hasn’t emerged triumphant against Australia in their last seven home matches since February 2007 and will look to overturn this record.
Notably, the Wankhede Stadium witnessed the last ODI encounter between India and Australia way back in March 2012, where the home team succumbed to a 221-run loss and a subsequent defeat by five wickets in the final two ODIs of the three-match series respectively.
India vs Australia 2nd ODI Match – Key Players
- Jemimah Rodrigues: In the form of her life, riding the purple patch the right-handed batter has scored the most runs in ODIs for India. Amassing 796 runs in international cricket overall, she seems to have announced her arrival on the centre stage and will look to solidify her position in the team, contributing to the best of her abilities and guiding India to crucial victories. If the first ODI where she scored a scintillating 82 amidst all the struggles is an indication of her form, it will be interesting to see how she fares in the rest of the series.
- Pooja Vastrakar: A gifted all-rounder often plagued by injuries, Pooja Vastrakar ensured that in the opportunities given to her, she showcases why she is such a find in the batting and bowling department. Coming to India’s rescue in the first ODI with a valiant 62 and offering India depth in batting, she was instrumental in baling India out of trouble and will look to score crucial knocks while also being the perfect opening ball partner from the other end to Renuka Singh Thakur.
Additionally, players like Yastika Bhatia, Sneh Rana, Richa Ghosh and Renuka Singh Thakur will be players to watch out for.
- Ellyse Perry: A veteran of Australia for almost a decade and more, Ellyse Perry showcased why she is such a crucial cog for Australia. Scoring a brilliant knock of 75 in the first ODI after the loss of the first wicket and stitching a partnership with Phoebe Litchfield, she lends a lot of balance to the batting and always brings her A-game against classy oppositions.
- Tahlia McGrath: Often considered the successor to Ellyse Perry, Tahlia McGrath has given enough indicators to fans and experts that she is here to stay. Her counter-attacking knock of 68 came when Australia most needed it and the manner in which she negotiated the Indian bowling was spectacular.
Additionally, the likes of Ashleigh Gardner, Darcie Brown, Georgia Wareham and Annabel Sutherland will be ones to watch out for.
India vs Australia 2nd ODI – Dream 11 Prediction
Wicket-keepers: Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Yastika Bhatia
Batters: Ellyse Perry, Phoebe Litchfield, Jemimah Rodrigues
All-rounders: Tahlia McGrath (Captain), Pooja Vastrakar (Vice Captain), Ashleigh Gardner
Bowlers: Georgia Wareham, Renuka Singh Thakur