India will be hoping for a better performance when the two teams square off in Nagpur for the second T20I after the Rohit Sharma-led team struggled to defend a massive score of 209 against Australia in the first T20I. The Indian side will need to win this game to stay in the series, while the visitors will be going for a commanding 2-0 advantage.
Star fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah will probably play for Team India in the crucial encounter at the VCA Stadium. India’s best fast bowler may replace the seasoned Umesh Yadav. After Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Harshal Patel had trouble in the 2022 Asia Cup and the first T20I in Mohali, where they cost a lot and didn’t get any wickets, Bumrah’s arrival is expected to give the Indian team’s pace attack a much-needed boost.
Despite his recent problems in the final overs of games, the hosts are poised to stay with veteran pacer Bhuvneshwar. Due to his exceptional play in the powerplay and his wealth of experience, India is likely to support the 32-year-old bowler. The club management will also be hoping for a successful return from Harshal Patel, who in his first game back after more than two months missed 40 runs in four overs. India is very worried about Yuzvendra Chahal’s bowling form, but he is expected to get another chance to find his mojo again.
In the batting department, India is anticipated to use the same lineup they had in their previous match against Australia. Dinesh Karthik will almost certainly start over Rishabh Pant because of his team’s “finisher” role. KL Rahul’s half-century gave the team’s leaders the much-needed confidence they needed in the opening spot. Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya also kept doing great work in the middle order to ease India’s worries.
Alongside KL Rahul, captain Rohit Sharma would like to get going in the second T20I game.