Pick 1:- India ML (-188)

India's unbeatable track record at Visakhapatnam spells an upcoming victory against Australia in the second ODI showdown. 

Buckle up, sports fans, because we're about to witness another epic clash between India and Australia in the second ODI game of the series. India has already secured a 1-0 lead after a comfortable win in the first ODI, and we're putting our money on the Boys in Blue to keep that winning streak alive.

Here's why India's home ground advantage and their overall superior quality make them the top pick for this match. Grab your popcorn and let's dive into the deets.

First things first, let's talk about India's stellar performance on their home turf. Visakhapatnam has been a high-scoring venue with an average first-innings total of 295. The last time India played an ODI here, back in December 2019, they posted a jaw-dropping 387 for 5 against West Indies with Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul scoring centuries. Talk about flexing on the competition! India has won seven of the nine ODIs hosted in Visakhapatnam to date, with only one loss and one tie. Those are some seriously impressive stats, and we're betting that the Boys in Blue will continue to crush it at home.

Now let's get into the nitty-gritty of the players themselves. India's squad boasts some heavy hitters, and we're not just talking about their batting prowess. Rohit Sharma is set to return for India after missing the first ODI, and considering he's a captain with a proven track record, we're expecting him to bring some serious heat to the game. KL Rahul, on the other hand, has been on fire lately, with 1945 runs in 50 ODI innings. If he scores another 55 in this game, he'll be the second-fastest Indian behind Shikhar Dhawan (48 innings) to reach the 2,000-run landmark. We're loving those odds.

But it's not just about the big names in the squad. India could also consider bringing in Washington Sundar for Shardul Thakur, as spinners have a better economy rate (5.64) than fast bowlers (6.15) in Visakhapatnam. With a tactical move like that, India's bowling game could become even stronger, making it tougher for Australia to keep up.

Speaking of Australia, they've got some hurdles to overcome. David Warner (elbow injury) and Alex Carey (illness) missed the first ODI, but there's a chance that both could play on Sunday. If Warner returns, Australia will have to reshuffle their batting order, which could potentially disrupt their team dynamics. Carey, on the other hand, will be a straight swap for Josh Inglis. While these changes could bring some much-needed firepower to the Aussie squad, it might not be enough to topple India's winning streak.

Let's also not forget that India's five-wicket win in Mumbai extended their winning streak in ODIs to eight matches, effectively halting Australia's run at six wins. India's on a roll, and we're expecting that momentum to carry them through this second game.

Moreover, Mitchell Starc will be itching to make a mark in this game after his impressive new-ball spell in the first ODI. However, given that Starc no longer plays in the IPL - 2015 was his last season - he will be looking to acquaint himself with Indian conditions before the World Cup. While Starc's skills shouldn't be underestimated, it's worth noting that he might not be as comfortable on Indian soil as the home team.

All in all, with the ODI World Cup just a little over six months away, both teams will be looking to bring their A-game. But with India's impressive track record at Visakhapatnam, their strong player lineup, and the momentum from their recent wins, we're betting on the Boys in Blue to come out on top. It's time to gear up for an epic showdown, and we can't wait to see how it all unfolds.