New Delhi: The change of format meant India had a winning start to the three-match T20 series. Despite suffering a 1-4 defeat in the ODIs, Tuesday's win at Adelaide is expected to spur the visitors and end the tour on a positive note. (Ind vs Aus 2016: Fixtures & Full Coverage)
For skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who himself got into the act in a winning cause after some time, the win will only reaffirm his stature as the undisputed leader even as Team India looks to find the right combination ahead of the ICC World T20 in March-April at home.
The arrival of experience pros in Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Ashish Nehra also seemed to have brought a sense of calm in the Indian camp following the troubled ODI series.
Besides, the emergence of Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya as possible match-winners add that extra zing for the tourists.
A win at Melbourne will give a rare series win Down Under.
Here are all the details, TV listing, timings, et al, for the all-important second match:
Australia: Steve Smith, Aaron Finch (c), Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Matthew Wade (wk), Scott Boland, Shaun Marsh, Kane Richardson, Cameron Boyce, John Hastings, Travis Head, Chris Lynn, Nathan Lyon, Andrew Tye, Shaun Tait, David Warner, Shane Watson
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c & wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Rishi Dhawan, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Harbhajan Singh, Ashish Nehra, Hardik Pandya, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane
Date: January 29, 2016
Time: 14:08 IST
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Where to Watch Live: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD 1 and Star Sports HD 3 in India. Starsports online and Hotstar will show the match by live streaming online.