Toss Australia choose to bowl v India
Despite the continued drizzle of recent days, the rain in Visakhapatnam stopped on Sunday morning to provide a punctual start to the second ODI between India and Australia. Once the coin went up it was Australian captain Steven Smith who won the toss and chose to chase.
Both captains acknowledged that the pitch – covered in recent days – was an unknown factor in the game, making chasing the smart choice at the coin toss.
“The three spinners is something we could do in the World Cup, so try it out,” Rohit said at the toss. Smith said the pitch could “maybe do a little bit” in the beginning and wanted his side to right their wrongs from the first ODI where they lost wickets in droves.
Australia XI: 1 Travis Head, 2 Mitchell Marsh, 3 Steven Smith, 4 Marnus Labuschagne, 5 Alex Carey, 6 Cameron Green, 7 Marcus Stoinis, 8 Sean Abbott, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Nathan Ellis, 11 Adam Zampa
India XI: 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 KL Rahul, 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Axar Patel, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Mohammad Shami, 11 Mohammed Siraj