India are favoured to stick with their combination from the opening match, which would mean another chance for Shankar, but could switch around the spinners with Yuzvendra Chahal coming in for Kuldeep. And if there were any concerns over MS Dhoni’s fitness, with the wicketkeeper-batsman struggling to run between the wickets in the first game, they have been dispelled, with him batting at full tilt in the nets the day before the Nagpur game.
India (possible) 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 Rohit Sharma, 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 Ambati Rayudu, 5 MS Dhoni (wk), 6 Kedar Jadhav, 7 Vijay Shankar, 8 Ravindra Jadeja, 9 Mohammed Shami, 10 Kuldeep Yadav, 11 Jasprit Bumrah
Shaun Marsh, Australia’s standout one-day batsman over the last nine months, took a full part in training after his late arrival on the tour and could return in place of Ashton Turner. That would likely mean the middle-order batsmen moving down a spot.
Australia (possible) 1 Usman Khawaja, 2 Aaron Finch (capt), 3 Shaun Marsh, 4 Marcus Stoinis, 5 Peter Handscomb, 6 Glenn Maxwell, 7 Alex Carey (wk), 8 Nathan Coulter-Nile, 9 Pat Cummins, 10 Jason Behrendorff, 11 Adam Zampa
Pitch and conditions
It is likely to be flat and might get slower as the game wears on. There was some overnight rain in Nagpur on Sunday, but the weather is likely to be fine for the duration of the match.
Stats and Trivia
- Adam Zampa has now dismissed Kohli four times in all internationals – he hasn’t dismissed any other batsman more the twice
The two teams have played three ODIs at the new venue in Nagpur with India running out winners each time: by 99 runs in 2009, six wickets in 2013 (chasing 351) and seven wickets in 2017.