There is a threat of rain for the match to be held at Kariyavattam Greenfield Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram. It rained heavily in Thiruvananthapuram on the eve of the match. Due to the rain, the players could not even practice properly. The indications are that the situation will not be different on Sunday.
According to Accuweather, there is a 50 per cent chance of rain between 1pm and 3pm on Sunday, the day of the match. It is reported that the rain may subside just before the match. The chance of rain during this time is up to 7 percent. But the concern is that there will be heavy rain before the match.
In that case, the groundsmen will have to work hard to prepare the ground. But one relief is that Thiruvananthapuram has one of the best pitch drying systems in India. So, unless there is heavy rain, the match will go ahead without difficulty.
The first T20 ended in a thriller. Batting first, Australia scored 208 runs. Rinku Singh, who played the role of finisher, became the savior of India. India is a bit disappointed in the bowling line. So there is a possibility of some changes. Arshdeep Singh, Pyath Krishna and Ravi Bishnoi were leading in conceding runs in the match.
In the second T20I, there is a possibility that pacer Athush Khan will be fielded in India. In that case, avoid publicity. Spinner Washington Sundar is also likely to get a place in the playing eleven. But the team management may think that the situation should be changed after winning the first match.
India’s likely playing XI for the match is known:
Yashaswi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan (wicket keeper), Suryakumar Yadav (captain),
Tilak Verma, Rinku Singh, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Joshu Khan.
The match will be played at Greenfield Stadium at 7 PM. The Kerala Cricket Association has already made it clear that the gates will be opened at four o’clock.
Read Latest Sports News And Malayalam News