Australia will clash heads with India in the second test on this Saturday. India are already down in this series as they lost first test match so they will try to equalise this series by the win in this test.
Aussie bowling attack wrecked-havoc on Indian batsmen in second innings of Adelaide test to all-out them on mere 36 runs, their lowest test score of all time. So Australia will be confident before the Melbourne test match. Destructive opener David Warner will miss the second test due to his injury. Opener Joe Burns scored fifty in the second innings of the first test. Another batsman Matthew Wade played well in the same innings. one down batsman Marnus Labuschagne scores vital knock of 47 runs in the first innings while skipper Tim Paine scored 73 runs to reach Australia to a moderate score of 191 runs in the first innings. He was awarded Man of the Match awarded for his gritty knock in the first testSpeedster Pat Cummins took seven-wicket in first test whole Josh Hazlewood took a five-wicket haul in the second innings of test conceded just eight runs. Australia will look forward to defeating India in this test to take the invincible lead in this test series.
India suffered the horrific loss in the first test match as batsmen failed to deliver in the second innings. Also, skipper Virat Kohli, who is the most important batsman of team India, will be absent from the next three test matches. So batting of India is looking brittle.KL Rahul will replace him in the eleven while young batsman Shubman Gill will replace Prithvi Shaw.
As speedster Mohammed Shami ruled out of Test series due to injury, Mohammed Siraj will replace him in the team. This will be debut test for Siraj and Gill. wicket-keeper batsman Rishab Pant will replace Wriddhiman Saha in eleven. There will be extra pressure on experienced batsmen Cheteswar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane to perform well in this game. Also debutant Gill will want to play well on debut. Also there will be added pressure on Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh Yadav to take wickets. India would want to win this test to equalise the test series.
These two teams played each other 99 times where Australia won 43 games while India won 28 games, 27 test matches got drawn and one test match got tied.
Australia are more likely to win this match as but they are looking formidable side at home.
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Date and Time:
Saturday, December 26, 2020, 5.00 AM IST
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
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