After a rain-interrupted match in Ranchi, teams gear up for the 2nd match at the new stadium in Guwahati, which will be holding its first international match. The Australian’s as usual tried to start well but again failed, a partnership between Finch and Maxwell made some hope for a better show but eventually ended up to 118 for 8 in 18.4 overs when rain came. Finch played a good knock for Australi but Indian bowlers kept them tight with Kuldeep and Bumrah each getting 2 wickets and Bhuvneshwar, Pandya, Chahal getting 1 each and also Chahal dismissed Maxwell for the 4th time in the series and the ball was not a good one but Bumrah at Mid-wicket catched it well. Then the match was reduced to 6 Overs and 48 runs to chase due to Duckworth Lewis Stern Method and Virat, Shikhar ensured India win comfortably but the bowlers were the heroes of the match as Virat said in Post match Presentation.
Frankly saying about the pitch, it is still not clear what the pitch will be like but the Stadium is a quite big and has a sitting capacity of 60,000 and the Stadium was opened in 2012-13 and has been home groumd to Assam Cricket Team since then. The ground is hosting its first international match and the Governer and Chief Minister of Assam will be officially opening the Stadium to the World in a Ceremony.
After the performance in last game no changes are expected from India but Ashish Nehra might get a go ahead Kedar Jadhav, to make the Bowling more stronger. The rest of the team will remain same.
Rohit, Shikhar, Virat(C), M.Pandey, MS.Dhoni(Wk), H.Pandya, Kuldeep, Chahal, Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar, Kedar Jadhav/A.Nehra
The Australian camp would be gearing to give Stoinis a go whi has come as a replacement for injured Smith and rest of the team should remain same.
Warner(C), Finch, Henriques, T.Paine(Wk), Maxwell, Stoinis, Christian, Zampa, Andrew Tye, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Richardson, Behrendroff