India lost the first T20I against Australia with a very low margin. The visitors are trying hard to keep their hopes alive for the series by winning the second T20I. Indian squad might have slight changes in the second T20I ahead.
India might rule out Khaleel Ahmed for the second T20I since he lacks experience in the format and gave away 42 runs from three overs. Kohli might not dare to leave out Yuzwendra Chahal or Umesh Yadav since they are crucial players for the team and since the pitches in the rest of the series might be flat and favor spinners.
Krunal Pandya gave away 14 runs from each over and was slammed by four sixes and three of them were consecutive hits by Glenn Maxwell. There are chances of ruling out Krunal Pandya but the selectors might not want to give up o the only quality all-rounder in the absence of Hardik Pandya. Krunal Pandya is a finger spinner who has the opportunity to make the most out of flat pitches in Australia.
Kuldeep Yadav picked two wickets from the Brisbane match at an economy rate of 6. This might allure the skipper Virat Kohli to replace Khaleel Ahmed with Yuzwendra Chahal. One cannot declare that he is a poor player with just one game but the consequences might favor Chahal and Umesh Yadav.
Spinners might get fewer opportunities to get a decent number of wickets on bigger grounds like Australia but Adam Zampa proved these statements wrong. In the worst case, captain Kohli might use the swinger Umesh Yadav as an additional pacer.
The bottom line is, Khaleel Ahmed might lose his place in the squad for the second T20I against Australia. Some might feel that it is the bad luck of this young pacer for sitting out of the team within 48 hours of his debut but this might be inevitable due to lack of experience.