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With India taking the lead in the series opener, here’s our India vs Australia prediction for the second ODI. The two sides will lock horns at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Sunday, September 24. India remain favourites to win the match at 7/10 (1.70) while Australia have slightly bigger odds of 1/1 (2.00).
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
- India vs Australia, 2nd ODI
- September 24, 2023 – 8 AM GMT
- Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Pitch report and weather conditions
Holkar Cricket Stadium has hosted only six ODIs so far. The pitches have generally been pretty flat with short boundaries also helping the batters. The average first innings score here reads 320, with the highest of 418.
Rain could play a spoil-sport in the second game as there’s a forecast for thunderstorms in the afternoon. There’s a 41% chance of precipitation on the day.
India vs Australia prediction
India were excellent in the first game as they had things in control throughout to win by five wickets. They have a strong bowling attack and a solid batting unit despite a few players missing.
Our prediction: India to win this match at 7/10 (1.70).
David Warner scored 52 runs in the first game. He has a very good record in ODI cricket with over 6200 runs at 45 average. Bet on him to be Australia’s top batter at 3/1 (4.00). Shubman Gill continued his good form with 74 off 63 in the first ODI. Back Gill to be India’s top batter at 9/4 (3.25).
Our prediction: David Warner to be Australia’s top run-scorer at 3/1 (4.00).
Mohammed Shami reminded everyone of his One-Day quality with a five-for at Mohali. Bet on him to be India’s top bowler at 9/4 (3.25). Mitchell Starc could be back for this game and given his record, you can back him to be Australia’s best bowler at 7/4 (2.75).
Our prediction: Mohammed Shami to be India’s top wicket-taker at 9/4 (3.25).
Man of the Match
Shubman Gill has been sensational with the bat this year. He has amassed 1126 runs in the format since January, averaging 70 at a strike rate of 105. You can bet on Gill to be the player of the match at 13/2 (7.50).
Our prediction: Shubman Gill to be the Man of the Match at 13/2 (7.50) odds.
India vs Australia preview
The visitors will be hoping to level the series when they take on India at Indore. Here’s a short preview of the two teams before the second game on Sunday.
Mohammed Shami was the star of the show, picking 5 for 51 as India reduced the opponents to 276. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shubman Gill scored 70s while KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav also made fifties to clinch the game.
India paired R Ashwin and R Jadeja in ODIs for the first time in six years. Mohammed Siraj was rested in the last game and it could be Jasprit Bumrah for this game.
Squad: Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (c/wk), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
David Warner struck a fifty while a few others had starts but none of them could kick on to score big as Australia crawled their way to just 276. Adam Zampa picked 2 for 57 but overall they lacked wicket-taking threat.
Pat Cummins and Steve Smith returned to action in the first game but Glenn Maxwell and Mitch Starc didn’t. They could be available for this game.
Squad: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa
How to watch India vs Australia ODIs in the UK: live streaming & channel list
The UK residents can watch all the live action of the second ODI between India and Australia on TNT Sports.
- TNT Sports (TV)
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