Australia Tour of India 2023

The India VS Australia 2nd Test will be played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. With all the buildup for this test match, there are stories brewing about how India has been unfairly utilizing its spin advantage. But there are many analysts who suggest that the Australian batting needs a little more application. Because the Indian team, which was up against equally good spinners in the form of Lyon and Murphy, still managed to score runs effectively. Here is a quick preview of what the fans should expect from the India VS Australia 2nd Test: 

Indian Team Preview Before the India VS Australia 2nd Test: 

India VS Australia Shreyas Iyer
Iyer is back! IMG SRC: BCCI

The Indian team will be high on confidence but still be on the watch for the Australian spinners. Todd Murphy was as lethal as it gets and the Indian batters underestimated him. In the wake of preparing for the magic of Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy came like an out-of-syllabus question. The top-order batters have been failing and that is another thing to ponder.  

Rohit Sharma’s brilliance was enough to win the game but the others batters need to show how elite they are. Virat and KL Rahul need to get the big runs. Ashwin, Jadeja, and Axar are one of the best trios, and Shami and Siraj are getting the job done in the fast-bowling department. 

Indian Squad for India VS Australia 2nd Test: 

Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Suryakumar Yadav.   

Expected Playing XI: 

Rohit Sharma(Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Srikar Bharat, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.  

Australian Team Preview Before India VS Australia 2nd Test: 

India VS Australia Todd Murphy
Todd Murphy surprised everyone with his performance. IMG SRC: Sydney Sixers.

The Australian team will be finding a way to deal with the Indian spinners. But one such way was shown to them by Peter Handscomb and Alex Carey. They may bring out the sweep shot from their arsenal in the game at Kotla. With that being said, there is a chance that Travis Head will make a comeback in place of Matt Renshaw. Travis Head will also be giving the spin bowling option. Scott Boland can be replaced by Ashton Agar and Cameron Green can be floated in place of Handscomb. What this does is that it gives the Aussies 5 bowling options with 3 strong spinners.  

Australian Squad: 

Pat Cummins (Captain), Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Lance Morris, Todd Murphy, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matt Kuhnemann, David Warner

Expected Playing XI: 

David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, Ashton Agar. 

Fantasy Sports Playing XI: 

Ravichandran Ashwin in India VS Australia.
It will be great to rely on Ashwin in Fantasy Sports. IMG SRC: The Indian Express

Usman Khawaja, Rohit Sharma, Marnus Labuschange, Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Ravindra Jadeja(VC), Ravichandran Ashwin(C), KS Bharat, Mohammed Siraj, Pat Cummins, Todd Murphy.  

The Venue, Timings, and Broadcaster: 

The game will be played at Delhi in the Arun Jaitley Stadium which was formerly known as Feroz Shah Kotla. The stadium is historic and had a legacy. Like every Indian ground, the first half an hour to 45 mins belong to the pacers, the rest is dominated by spin. There is not much bounce on offer. The games will begin at 9:30 am. Star TV Network is the broadcaster for the India VS Australia test matches. The games can also be live-streamed on Hotstar. 

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