India will look to bounce back when they face off Australia in the second T20I match at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne on Friday. India's fielding and middle order batting were pretty poor in the first game and they need to improve in those departments.
On the other hand, Australia will aim to seal the series tomorrow itself. Australia's openers form and death overs bowling are two major concerns and if they work on that then Australia will have a good chance of winning their first ever T20I series win against India.
All the major facts as India take on Australia in the second T20I match at MCG, Melbourne :
1. Head to Head -
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2 - India have won two of three T20Is they played against Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne.
8.63 - Kuldeep Yadav's bowling average in T20Is this year - the best by any bowler (Min 5 wickets). He has taken 19 wickets at this average in just 7 T20I matches this year so far.
9 - Virat Kohli hasn't scored a fifty plus scores in his last 9 innings in T20Is. His last fifty plus score (65) in this format came against New Zealand at Rajkot last year.
50 - Jasprit Bumrah (47 wickets) and Yuzvendra Chahal (44 wickets) need 3 and 6 more wickets respectively to complete 50 wickets in T20I format.
58 - Rohit Sharma (2214 runs) needs 58 more runs to go past Martin Guptil's tally of 2271 runs and become leading runs scorer in T20I format.
88.66 - Glenn Maxwell's batting average in T20Is at home this year. He has scored 266 runs at this average in just 5 T20I innings at home this year.
96 - Number of sixes Rohit Sharma has hit in T20Is and needs to hit 4 more sixes to become the third player after Martin Guptill (103 sixes) and Chris Gayle (103 sixes) to achieve the milestone of 100 T20I sixes.