In reality, with the exception of Smith and David Warner, Australia have as much a read on Kuldeep and Yuzvendra Chahal, as a poker player neck deep in debt has on his opponent, sitting pretty with two aces. And again a lot many thanks to these guys that the word "stream" has made an appearance in our dictionaries in recent times more than the whole past century put together.
His best ball without a doubt was the hat-trick ball.
If the weather will not interrupt the match then the 2nd ODI would be an exciting encounter between top two ODI teams.
Despite half-centuries from Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, India was restricted to 252 all out in 50 overs in the second ODI against Australia. Chahal and Yadav went about their task scrupulously to seal a 26-run win by the D/L method. The sun continued to play hide and seek with clouds throughout the day as the players of the two teams landed in a chartered flight to play the second ODI here on Thursday. He steered India to a highly regarded score of 281 for seven from an unstable 76/6 points. He scored 83 runs in 66 balls by smashing five sixes and five fours.
Pandya's rise since IPL-2015 has been remarkable.
The skipper is eager to continue to learn and grow as a player, his adaptability has so far served him well. "Really augurs well for us how the team is shaping up", said the captain who was adjudged Man-of-the-Match for his 107-ball 92 in India's 252 all out.
Plenty of rain around Eden Gardens means that Smith must keep his options open, both in terms of team selection and the composition of his batting order. The Curator Sujan Mukherjee said he has prepared a lively pitch which unwrapped out the covers disclosed a track with a good trace of grass.
This is second One Day International match between India vs Australia on 21st September 2017, Thursday. The surface might be a little sluggish with variable bounce because of sweating and the moisture underneath.
Rahane's was finally run-out in the 24th over and Aston Agar then removed Manish Pandey for just 3 runs to bring the visitors right back into the match. It's a game of cricket, everything happens. He gives this statement on the ongoing five-match ODI series.
It is hard to predict the victor of this game as both teams equally strong.
At the same venue where Harbhajan Singh became the first Indian to take a Test hat-trick in the famous Kolkata Test against Australia in 2001, Kuldeep removed Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar and Pat Cummins in consecutive deliveries in Australia's run chase.