India vs Australia: The second Test match of the four-match Test series between India and Australia will be played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi on 17th February 2023. With a win in the first Test match, India will try to continue the winning race to mark their place in the World Test Championship.
Match: India vs Australia Test 2 of 4
Date: 17th February 2023
Time: 09:30 AM IST
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.
Pitch Condition: The second Test match will be played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. The pitch here is a batting-friendly one with a good amount of help from the swing bowlers in the initial overs. It will be easier to bat in the first innings compared with the second innings. The spinners may not get much assistance here. The average first innings score will be 410 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 Siraj, Mohammed Shami, 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, Lance Morris, Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith, Mitchell Swepson, Mitchell Starc, David Warner.
India vs Australia – Team Performance in the Past Matches
India and Australia are all set to lock horns against each other in the second Test match at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. By winning the first Test, India is now leading the series by 1-0.
In the first Test, Australia won the toss and decided to bat first. But the batters couldn’t stand for a long time on the crease as they were bundled out for just 177 runs. David Warner and Usman Khawaja were sent out for just one run. It was Marnus Labuschagne and Steven Smith who tried to stitch a solid stand. Labuschagne scored a 49 while Smith got a 37 in the first innings. Then Alex Carey (36) and Peter Handscomb (36) tried to get their innings back. But the lower end should also need to contribute much to reach a high score.
Ravindra Jadeja was too good with the ball and made a strong comeback with a fifer. Ravichandran Ashwin also picked three wickets in the game. India was dominant with the ball throughout the game. while chasing the target, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has got a stunning century (120 off 212). KL Rahul and Ravichandran Ashwin gas got scores of 20 and 23 respectively. Ravindra Jadeja excelled in batting also as he scored a 70. Axar Patel has got 84 runs. Mohammad Shami also added a 37 to the scoreboard. In total, India scored 400 in the first innings. Todd Murphy has got seven wickets for Australia. In the second innings, Australia reached only 99 runs.
India vs Australia – Face to Face
India and Australia have faced each other in 103 Test matches. Out of these 103 matches, India has won 31 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, Ravichandran Ashwin.
Bowlers: Mohammad Shami, Todd Murphy, Nathan Lyon.
Captain: David Warner.
Vice-Captain: Rohit Sharma.
Wicket-Keeper: Alex Carey.
Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne.
All-Rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel.
Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Nathan Lyon
Captain: Ravindra Jadeja.
Vice-Captain: Steve Smith.
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