In the second ODI between Australia and India at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Australia won the toss and elected to bat. They made one alteration to their winning lineup from the first ODI, substituting right-arm medium-pacer Megan Schutt with pace-bowling all-rounder Kim Garth.

Meanwhile, all-rounder Shreyanka Patil, a spin bowler, made her ODI debut for India. She was just recently added to the team, replacing left-arm spinner Saika Ishaque, who had made her debut in the previous match, in the T20I format against England earlier this month.

Shafali Verma was replaced by vice captain Smriti Mandhana, marking another change for India. Mandhana was unable to be selected for the first game of the series because of illness.

With a shorter boundary on one side and more grass on one end of the pitch, the surface utilized on Saturday was different from the one used for the first ODI. The pitch seems a little bit dry, according to Alyssa Healy.

Australia easily defeated Mumbai by six wickets on Thursday to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. In a bilateral ODI series, Australia has never defeated India. Therefore, the hosts’ wait for their first victory in an ODI series against Australia may be prolonged if they manage to lose on Saturday as well.

India: 1 Yastika Bhatia (wk), 2 Smriti Mandhana, 3 Richa Ghosh (wk), 4 Harmanpreet Kaur (capt), 5 Jemimah Rodrigues, 6 Deepti Sharma, 7 Amanjot Kaur, 8 Sneh Rana, 9 Pooja Vastrakar, 10 Renuka Singh, 11 Shreyanka Patil
Australia: 1 Phoebe Litchfield, 2 Alyssa Healy (capt & wk), 3 Ellyse Perry, 4 Beth Mooney, 5 Tahlia McGrath, 6 Ashleigh Gardner, 7 Annabel Sutherland, 8 Kim Garth, 9 Georgia Wareham, 10 Alana King, 11 Darcie Brown


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