Australia to play 2nd T20I at Guwahati

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 | 0

Australia cricket team is currently visiting India to play a ODI and a T20I series against Men in Blue. According to the schedule, their tour started with ODI series which consisted of five matches. India won the series as the favourite though Australia was not the easy opponent. But considering the recent performance and home venue, India was the favourite since the beginning. Now, Australia to play 2nd T20I at Guwahati against India where their first T20I was staged in 7th October, 2017.

Australia to play 2nd T20I at Guwahati

India beat Aussie by nine wickets in the inaugural T20 match at Ranchi considering D/L method. Australia scored 118 runs by losing eight wickets in 18.4 overs and then the rains started. Later, India came to bat and scored 49 runs in just 5.3 overs. So, applying the D/L method, India was announced as the winner of the match with three balls remaining.

Aussie’s performance in India was so poor and they are about to lose the T20 series as well. Their T20 team is led by David Warner who is basically the vice captain of the team and due to the absence of Steve Smith, he is charged as the captain. After finishing the ODI series, Steve Smith was out from the tour due to some problems.

On the other hand, under the charges of Virat Kohli, team India is doing their job very well. They consecutively won the different series and as stated by the recent ICC ranking, They are placed top in the Test and ODI both. And Australia is in 5th position is Teat and 3rd position in ODI ranking. But both teams are proven weak in T20 format which is dominated by New Zealand. India is in 5th position in T20 ranking and Australia is in 7th position as well.

Now, the T20I series consists of three matches and already Aussie faced a defeat in the first match. So, to ensure the series, they need to win the rest two matches.

However, in the ODI series, they could not show their best in the field. So, they faced a series defeat against the Men in Blue. They lost first three matches consecutively and lost the series in that moment. They able to manage just one victory in 4th ODI but same thing happened in the fifth match. They faced certain defeat.

Now, team Australia are desperate to win the 2nd match as well as the T20I series and they do not want to return their home with empty hand. So, they will definitely try to give their best in the field.

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