By: Tarish Bhatt
Both Australian and Indian bowlers produced brilliant performances in Chennai. Apart from Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni and Glenn Maxwell, no batsmen from either teams managed to put up a fight at Chepauk.
India won the game, and now both teams have landed in Kolkata for the 2nd ODI. The game is expected to be a high-scoring encounter. Since the Eden Gardens’ pitch has little or nothing to offer to the seamers, in particular.
Aussie quick Nathan Coulter-Nile has warned his fellow bowlers that it won’t be easy in Kolkata. The Aussie quicks received great help from the pitch in Chennai and at one time reduced India to 87-5.
“It’s flat and a very high-scoring ground,” Coulter-Nile said. “It gets very loud and the crowd gets right behind the home team. Unfortunately that won’t be us this time, but hopefully it’s high scoring and a fantastic match to watch.”