India Vs Australia 2nd ODI Match Prediction – 15th January

India Vs Australia 2nd ODI Match Prediction – 15th January

The highly anticipated second ODI match between India and Australia is just a few hours away. The second of the three-match series will be held at the Adelaide Oval, in front of a packed audience. It is a do or die situation for India, who went down to a shock defeat in the Sydney ground. Now the stakes are even higher for the Men in Blues, as they prepare to take on the Australians in a high octane match. So, join us for the latest team news, starting XIs, key players, and of course our match analysis and prediction.



The Aussies are on a high roll after their first win against India at Sydney. With a decent batting show on a flat pitch, the Australian bowling line up did well to restrict the Indians. After losing the test series, Australia will be out for revenge in the ODI’s. The odds were pretty much against the Aussies in the first match and yet they managed to strife the Indian lineup. But still the team is pretty much inexperienced with some bowlers giving away cheap runs. The middle order held on their own with 50s from Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb.


The opening partnership of Aaron Finch and Alex Carey will need to fire in the second match. We know, what happens when Finch gets going. The primary concern for the men down under will be their bowling lineup. With only Richardson and Behrendorff proving effective in the first match, Australia has a big task of stopping a prolific Indian batting lineup. With the off spin of Nathan Lyon proving futile, Australia might consider replacing him for Adam Zampa in the next match.

Players to watch

The key performers for this match would be Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb in the batting lineup, while India will be unsettled by the newcomers Richardson and Behrendorff.

AUS Predicted XI

Alex Carey, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marc Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Adam Zampa, Peter Siddle, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff.


Ah! The mighty batting lineup came under fire in the very first match of the series. It was not as much as Australia’s bowling but India’s woeful batting that led to the downfall. With a better and experienced lineup, India faltered badly and ended up losing by 34 runs. The lone star in the poor performance was a flamboyant 133 run knock by Rohit Sharma. With Dhawan again failing to deliver again, the middle order fell like dominos. The in-form Virat Kohli was caught out cheaply and so was Rayudu. The biggest take away from the match though, was Dhoni’s slow performance. Although, the former captain hit a fifty, the knock came off 96 balls. The batting position of the former skipper has come under consideration with many contemplating whether he should come higher or lower. Shastri has a lot to think about, if he wants to level the series.

Bowling Line-up

India went with 5 bowlers on a flat track at Adelaide. The unit did well to restrict Australia under 300. The duo of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav was effective against the Australian line up. Shami and Khaleel Ahmed, round off the bowling unit with Jadeja chipping in, with a few overs.

Betting Line-up

India will depend on its batting to power its way through the second match. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will be looking to score with the bat. Bhuvi and Kuldeep will prove to be the bane in Australian’s batting line up.

India’s Predicted Playing XI

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Amabati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed.

Where to watch India vs Australia 2nd ODI Live

India Vs Australia series will be telecast live on the Sony Sports Network. If you want to stream the match on mobile, you can stream Ind vs Aus 2nd ODI live on SonyLIV.

Aus Vs India: 2nd ODI Match Prediction: Who’ll Win today?

Well, trying not to be biased as such, but based on the line ups and the high scoring ground history, India looks favourable to win the second match.

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