Australia tour of India 2023: India vs Australia – 2nd ODI Preview and Updates

Fans are looking forward to another exciting clash between India and Australia as the second One-Day International (ODI) approaches.

India enters the match with a 1-0 lead after easily winning the first ODI. The Aussies looked set for a 300+ total thanks to Mitchell Marsh’s heroics with the bat, but the Men in Blue took wickets at regular intervals to limit them to 188. With three wickets each, Siraj and Shami were the main destructors. Despite some nerves while chasing, KL Rahul kept his cool and led his team home with the help of Ravindra Jadeja.

The 2nd ODI between India vs Australia will take place on March 19th, 2023 at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam.

Match Details to Note

Match: India vs Australia, 2nd ODI, Australia tour of India, 2023

Date: March 19, 2023 (Sunday)                                                   

Time: 2:00 PM IST

Venue: Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam

India vs Australia

India vs Australia

India (Match Odds – 1.57):


India skipper Rohit Sharma is expected to return to the team at the top of the order in Vizag after missing the first ODI to attend his brother-in-wedding. law’s He is expected to come in as a direct replacement for Ishan Kishan.

In home games, India remains a formidable opponent. They are aiming for their ninth ODI victory in a row.

Full Squad:

Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (Vice-captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Jaydev Unadkat

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Players to watch out for:

Shubman Gill

The right-handed top order batter was in good form before he was caught on Friday. He continues to hit the ball cleanly across all game formats.

Ravindra Jadeja

The all-rounder was outstanding for the hosts during the Test series and was named Player of the Match in the first ODI at the Wankhede Stadium after contributing with both bat and ball.

Mohammed Shami

The experienced quick bowler has a high level of consistency. In the first ODI, he was unplayable at times, finishing with figures of 3-17 from six overs.

Possible Playing XI:

Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul (wk), Virat Kohli, Suyakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (c), Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav

Australia (Match Odds – 2.40):


Despite the extremely humid conditions on Friday, Australia only batted for 39.5 overs, with Mitchell Starc bowling the most balls in his 9.5-over spell. There were no injuries reported, and we do not anticipate any changes in this game.

The loss on Friday ends Australia’s six-match winning streak in one-day internationals.

Full Squad:

Steve Smith (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa

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Players to watch out for:

Steve Smith

The captain looked in good form before being bowled out for 22 in Mumbai. After seeing how weak the lower order batting was in the first ODI, expect Smith to look to bat for a long time in this game.

Mitchell Marsh

On a bowler-friendly surface on Friday, the batting all-rounder made batting look easy. During his 65-ball innings, he hit five sixes and ten fours.

Mitchell Starc

The 33-year-old fast bowler impressed with the new ball in the first ODI. After dismissing Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav in consecutive balls, his confidence will be high.

Possible Playing XI:

Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Josh Inglis (wk), Cameron Green, Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc

India vs Australia Top Team Batsmen

We believe Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and Shubman Gill are the best batting options for India. Rahul has scored 64 not out and 75 not out in his last two One-Day Internationals. Kohli received a great delivery from Starc on Friday, but his average in this format is still 57.45.

Our batting picks for Australia are Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh, and Marnus Labuschagne. Labuschagne was dismissed in the first ODI by a superb catch and needs to score to secure his place in the team ahead of the World Cup. Marsh was the cleanest hitter on both sides of the ball in Friday’s match.

India vs Australia Top Team Bowlers

Our bowling picks for India are Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, and Ravindra Jadeja. Siraj has been in excellent form in one-day internationals, taking three wickets in the first game of the series. At the Wankhede Stadium, Jadeja took crucial wickets of big-hitting Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell.

For Australia, we recommend Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, and Sean Abbott. Zampa appeared to be lacking in match practise in the first game, but he will prefer the pitch conditions in Vizag. Abbott bowls with consistency, pace, and movement on the majority of his pitches.

India vs Australia Head to Head

India have now won the last two ODIs between the teams but still trail Australia by 26 wins in the overall head to head. Australia’s last ODI victory over India was in January 2020.

India vs Australia Head to Head Stats in ODIs

Matches Played IND Won AUS Won Tie NR
Overall 144 54 80 0 0

India vs Australia Toss Prediction

Batting second has won more ODIs at this venue than batting first, and we predict that both teams will want to field first in Sunday’s ODI.

India vs Australia Pitch Report

The pitch in Vizag may provide a bit more for spinners than the one at Wankhede Stadium. However, top pace bowlers should still be dangerous on this surface.

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Throughout the game, it will be extremely humid, with plenty of cloud cover. Rain is very likely to interrupt the game at some point.

India vs Australia Prediction

The first ODI on Friday was very entertaining, and we could be in for another exciting game on Sunday. It was India’s greater experience of the conditions with the bat and the ball which meant they got home comfortably in Mumbai. There were signs, however, that Australia could cause problems for the rest of the series if Mitchell Marsh gets going with the bat and Mitchell Starc gets going with the ball again. Rohit Sharma will make India a stronger team, and we expect India to win again on Sunday.  Check out the odds at Cricbaba!

India is the favourite to beat Australia at the odds of 1.57.

India vs Australia Most Recommended Player for Bet:

Shubman Gill has been in fantastic form in ODI cricket this year, and we expect him to be India’s highest run scorer in the series’ second match.

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