India vs. Australia: Second T20I Preview
India vs. Australia: Second T20I Preview

After a thriller at Vizag saw Australia pip India by three wickets, the action shifts to Bengaluru, a ground famous for big scored and short boundaries. The bowlers had a field day at Vizag on a sluggish wicket but their task would be cut out at Bengaluru where batsmen could rule the roost.

Australia might ponder giving Pat Cummins some time off and might blood Kane Richardson instead. They are, otherwise, expected to be unchanged. India, on the other hand, could give Rohit Sharma a breather with Shikhar Dhawan returning to the playing XI while Umesh Yadav, the villain at Vizag, could miss out for Siddharth Kaul. Vijay Shankar might also come in for Dinesh Karthik.

Conditions: Help for seamers early on. Short boundaries make six hitting easier.

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Wicket-keeper: Peter Handscomb (8 credits)

Handscomb made his debut in T20Is at Vizag but was left fuming as Jasprit Bumrah dismissed him in the penultimate over of the run chase. The Australian is a fine player of spin and warrants a place higher up the batting order. He could be seen at No. 4 in Bengaluru and is a handy pick in your fantasy team.

Batsman: Virat Kohli (10.5 credits)

Kohli has been off T20Is for a while and has gone down in his rankings. The Indian skipper looked in spectacular touch at Vizag but threw it down the drain with an ill-timed shot off Zampa. He might want to make amends at Bengaluru and the surface, well-known to him

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