India after winning the test series against Australia, suffered an early jolt as they went down by 34 runs despite Rohit Sharma’s magnificent century in the first one dayer at Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday.
Kohli’s men will be looking to bounce back when they take on the home side in the second ODI at the Adelaide Oval on January 15.
The likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Ambati Rayudu after failing in the first one dayer would be looking to get their mojo back in this must win encounter.
India’s major concern would the form of the former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He made a painstaking 51 off 96 at the SCG and his inability to rotate the strike would be a major concern for Team India.
The visitors would be contemplating bringing in Kedar Jadhav into the playing XI at the expense of Dinesh Karthik, and one among Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammed Siraj is likely to replace left arm bowler Khaleel Ahmed who appeared off colour at SCG.
India have called up Vijay Shankar in place of the suspended Hardik Pandya, butt the former might not be in the playing XI as he has just arrived in Australia.
Out of the three fast bowlers at the SCG< Mohammed Shami was the most impressive. The home side on the other hand however would be hoping for a major contribution from their captain Aaron Finch who has been below par in the test series and in the first one dayer. They however received a major boost as Mitchell Marsh who missed the first match due to illness has recovered. Peter Handscomb and Usman Khawaja who had a poor test series found their rhythm in the limited overs by scoring 73 and 59 respectively. They would be hoping to continue their form in the rest of the series. The Aussies new ball bowlers comprising of Jhye Richardson and Jason Behendroff (the latter on debut) played a pivotal role in giving their side a 1-0 win. A potential change could see Adam Zampa come in for Nathan Lyon. India’s likely XI
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik/Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, and Khaleel Ahmed/Mohammad Siraj
Australia’s likely XI
Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey (wk), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Peter Siddle, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Lyon/Adam Zampa and Jason Behrendorff