IND vs AUS: Rain threat looms large ahead of second ODI in Visakhapatnam
After a remarkable victory in the first ODI of the series, India will now hope to seal the deal against Australia in the second match at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam. However, as per reports, rain is expected to play a spoilsport as the match could see reductions in the number of overs due to factors beyond control.
There are also chances of thunderstorms during the first innings. The weather will be cloudy throughout the day but is expected to get better as time passes. 76 percent cloud cover is expected while the temperature will be around 25-degree celsius during the course of the match.
Notably, India won the first match of the series by five wickets, although weak areas in the setup were exposed which the team would look to improve when they take on Australia in the second ODI. In the absence of skipper Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan was asked to open the innings but couldn’t make the most of the given opportunity, scoring just three runs.
Former skipper Virat Kohli, who has been sensational in white-ball cricket in the recent past, couldn’t deliver as well while flamboyant batter Suryakumar Yadav got out for a duck for the first time in ODIs.