Mumbai: The Indian team, which lost the first ODI against Australia, is in danger of losing in the first ODI series of the year. The visiting team has gone 1–0 in the three-match ODI series. Now the second ODI between India and Australia will be played in Rajkot on Friday. This match has become a 'do or die' match for the Indian team. It is necessary for India to win this match to stay in the series. Cricket Board of India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly is confident that the team will make a comeback in the India series.
Former captain Sourav Ganguly tweeted expressing confidence in Team India, "The next two matches between India and Australia are going to be a thorn." India has a strong team. They had a bad day. They have gone through this situation before. Two years ago, the Indian team won the series after trailing 0-2. Good luck Virat Kohli. '
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The Indian team will not be able to get the services of specialist wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant in the second ODI. He will not be able to play the second ODI due to injury. He has been ruled out of this match due to a head injury. It is not even decided whether he will play in the third ODI or not. In the absence of Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul will take charge of wicketkeeping.
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India have to be careful with Australia's captain Aaron Finch and David Warner in the second ODI. Both of them scored centuries in the last match and gave their team a historic win by 10 wickets. Apart from this, the Indian team also has to be careful with Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc. This player was seen in full color in Mumbai. Stark's specialty is to take wickets in the early overs.
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