Aus vs IND, 2nd ODI: James Faulkner expects another belter at Brisbane
Australia might field an all-pace attack in 2nd ODI against India.
New Delhi: After a high scoring series opener, top Australian all-rounder James Faulkner expects that Brisbane strip, where the 2nd ODI against India is scheduled, to be as flat as Perth.
“...It (Brisbane) should have good pace and carry and should be a good contest again," Faulkner told PTI.
Australia are expected to go with the same bowling line-up at Brisbane as well, it means they will once again field an all-pace attack.
Faulkner also feels that it's difficult for the bowlers to contain the batsman in wickets like Perth and Gabba, due to their lack of grip if compared to MCG or Canberra.
"It's a tough gig bowling at Perth and here. Runs can be scored so fast due to the pace on the ball. The pitches don't really grip as much as the MCG or Canberra, ones that we will come up against later in the tournament. I think everyone got hit the other day, so you can't really single out any one due to how flat the conditions were," he said.
First ODI at WACA turned out to be a run-feast as 619 runs were scored in entire match.
And one can expect another high-scoring game at Gabba on Friday, where both the teams will play the 2nd game of the five-match ODI series.