In the second ODI of India Tour of Australia, the hosts beat the visitors by 51 runs and sealed the series with a comprehensive win in the second game of the three-match ODI bilateral series. The Aussies posted a target of 390 for the Men in Blue, in reply team India could only score 338 at the loss of nine wickets. India’s bowling department has been struggling to restrict the Aussie batsman to a reasonable target. The batting department has fairly done a better job but wasn’t good enough to chase 350+ target in the first two matches of the bilateral series. Major changes are required ahead of the final match of the series. Here are the three possible changes which could save the day for the Indian team in the third ODI against Australia:
- Kuldeep Yadav In For Yuzvendra Chahal
Virat Kohli’s go-to bowler for RCB has been struggling with the ball and haven’t managed to get the necessary breakthrough. Yuzvendra Chahal has been leaking runs in the middle overs which is allowing the host to score big in the first innings. The leg-spinner conceded 89 and 71 in the first and second ODI respectively with pocketing just one wicket. Kuldeep Yadav has a better record against the Aussies and is the only alternate for Chahal.
- T Natarajan In For Navdeep Saini
The RCB pacer with his raw pace hasn’t effective in the on-going series against Australia. Navdeep Saini hasn’t managed to restrict the Aussie batsmen in the death overs. Saini conceded 83 and 70 runs in the first and second ODI respectively and managed to grab just one wicket. T Natarajan could be a suitable replacement for Saina as the former’s accuracy with the yorkers could be effective at the death overs against the likes of Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell.
- Shubhman Gill In For Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal had a great IPL season with the bat but couldn’t manage to carry the form in Australia. The opener only scored 50 runs in the first two ODIs in 350+ run chases against the Aussies. Shubhman Gill could be a suitable replacement for Agarwal as he good with his technique and constructing the innings at the start of the innings.