The last T20I between India vs Australia played at Visakhapatnam had a slow track. The batsman had a nightmare at that pitch and was struggling to strike the ball for big hits. The Indian batting line up wholly collapsed in the last match where the Men in Blue managed to put up only 126 on the board for the lost of 7 wickets. As the wickets were falling in quick succession, Dhoni was forced to play an anchor role to take the inning as deep as possible. Scroll down below to know how this can become a threat for Australia in 2nd T20I. KL Rahul Looks in Sublime Touch Ahead of India vs Australia, 2nd T20I 2019 (Watch Video).
Now today the match will take place at Bengaluru where the pitch assist stroke making. MSD has a good average in batting at Chinnaswamy Stadium, where he has an average of 59.55 and has scored 536 runs in 17 T20I played at this stadium.
Bengaluru has been a good scoring ground for Mahi, where he had also scored a half-century against England scoring 56 off 36 balls which were his first 50 against England in 2017. Adding furthermore to Dhoni's stats it must also be noted that his overall form against Australia in T20I has not been good, where he has scored 273 runs at a strike rate of 106.64. This is his lowest strike rate against any team in T20Is. Rohit Sharma Could Join Elite List Comprising MS Dhoni & Suresh Raina During India vs Australia, 2nd T20I 2019.
However, there is a cause of concern for Australia, if they consider MS Dhoni batting performance at Bengaluru. The pitch at Bengaluru will be entirely different from Visakhapatnam, and it will help the batsman in scoring runs. Australia will look forward to whitewashing India and register a T20I series win away from home. But for that, they will have to find a way to run through Indian batting line up and especially dismissed Dhoni early in his inning before he becomes a threat for Australia.