India and Australia will square off in the second Test starting on February 17th at Arun Jaitley Stadium. India won the first Test and now leads the four-match series 1-0.
Australia won the toss and chose to bat in the first Test. They finished with a total of 177 runs, with Jadeja and Axar taking 5 and 3 wickets, respectively. Marnus Labuschagne batted 49 against a star-studded Indian bowling lineup.
In response, India amassed a mammoth 400 in their first innings, with skipper Rohit Sharma scoring his 9th Test century and Axar Patel adding 84 with the bat. Australia was dismissed for 91 in their second innings, losing the game by an innings and 132 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin took five wickets, while Jadeja and Shami each took two.
India will be aiming for an unassailable lead, while Australia will be hoping for a comeback. Another exciting contest between these two teams is expected here.
IND vs AUS Australia Tour of India 2nd Test Details:
Match: India vs Australia
Date: 17th-21st February 2023
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, India
On matchdays, the temperature is expected to be around 23°C, with 42% humidity and a wind speed of 5-8 km/hr. During the game, there is no chance of rain.
The Arun Jaitley Stadium is a batting-friendly venue, with plenty of assistance for swing bowlers during the first few overs. Early on, the spinners don’t have much help on this track. The first innings will be easier to bat in than the second.
2nd Test Probable XIs:
India: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Srikar Bharat (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammad Shani, Mohammed Siraj
Australia: Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Alex Carey (WK), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins (C), Scott Boland, Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy
Match Prediction: The team batting second has a poor record here. On this track, they have a winning percentage of 40%.