India vs Australia: The first Test match of the four-match Test series between India and Australia will be played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur on 9th February 2023. The Test series will decide the fate of India as they are yet to mark their place in the final of the ICC World Test Championship. With a high-intensity clash to take place, there expect a prestigious match from both cricket giants.
Match: India vs Australia Test 1 of 4
Date: 9th February 2023
Time: 09:30 AM IST
Venue: The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur.
Pitch Condition: The first Test match will be played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur. The pitch here is no different from a subcontinent wicket because batting will be easy in the first few days. The spinners may enjoy an upper hand throughout the game. When India last played a Test match here against Sri Lanka, India marked a victory by an inning and 239 runs.
India vs Australia – The Squad
India: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (vc), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Axar Patel, R. Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Jaydev Unadkat, Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav.
Australia: Pat Cummins (C), Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Lance Morris, Todd Murphy, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith, Mitchell Swepson, Mitchell Starc, David Warner.
India vs Australia – Team Performance in the Past Matches
The Australian cricket team is visiting India after a two-year absence for a four-match Test series and a three-match ODI series. The first Test match between the World’s first and second Test teams will begin on February 9th and the series will continue until March. The Australians will travel to Nagpur on Monday for the opening match against India.
Rohit Sharma will lead the Indian side for the series while KL Rahul assists him. For India to win the series, key players Pujara and Kohli must perform to their expected standards. Despite Kohli’s recent struggles in Bangladesh, Pujara, recently scored a century after three years. They both remain the team’s best players for both spin and pace.
World’s best Test team Australia will be led by Pat Cummins. Australia has a list of key players in the squad, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Steve Smith & David Warner. Australia last played a Test series against South Africa and they won the series 2-0.
When these two met last time in 2021, India beat Australia 2-1 in four-test series in Australia. In 208 also, India beat Australia 2-1 in four-test series. When they last played a Test series in India is in 2016. At that time also, India secured a 2-1 win in the four-test series.
The much-awaited series for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy will begin soon. Let’s wait and watch who will win this series.
India vs Australia – Face to Face
India and Australia have faced each other in 102 Test matches. Out of these 102 matches, India has won 30 times whereas Australia has come out victorious on 43 occasions. 28 matches ended in a draw. 1 match ended with a tie.
Here our experts at FCL are giving a prediction for the coming match. Hope you could find it helpful by any means.
Wicket-Keeper: Alex Carey.
Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Steve Smith, David Warner.
All-Rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ashton Agar.
Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Lance Morris, Nathan Lyon.
Captain: Alex Carey.
Vice-Captain: Steve Smith.
Wicket-Keeper: Alex Carey.
All-Rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ashton Agar, Travis Head.
Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon.
Captain: Steve Smith.
Vice-Captain: Ravindra Jadeja.