Australia will clash heads with India on this Thursday in Big Bash League (BBL). Both teams would wish to defeat each other in this Test match to take lead in the series. The series is currently tied at 1-1.
Australia national Cricket team lost the second Test match against India by eight wickets. Their batting struggled in the last two matches as no batsman could hit the century. Their batting maestro Steven Smith failed to deliver in these matches. Also openers Joe Burns and Matthew Wade couldn’t give a good start to Australia team. Aussie batsman Marnus Labuschagne played well in this test series.
Lower order batsmen Travis Head and Cameron Green failed to impress. However, as the opener David Warner is making comeback in the team, batting line-up of Australia became stronger. Pacer bowlers Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc are in very good form. Spinner Nathan Lyon couldn’t take many wickets in the last two games. They would hope to win this test match against India to take lead in series.
India played very well to win the second test match against Australia. Skipper Ajinkya Rahane hammered a century in the same match. Allrounder Ravindra Jadeja scored fifty to assist Rahane in first innings of India. He also took three wickets in the second test match. Indian speedster Jasprit Bumrah took six wickets in the second test while debutant Mohammed Siraj bagged five wickets. Off-spinner Ravi Ashwin took five wickets in the same match. Opener Shubman Gill played good in his debut test and scored total 80 runs in the test. Opener Rohit Sharma is available for this test match.
He is likely to replace Hanuma Vihari or Mayank Agarwal in eleven. Veteran batsman Cheteshwar Pujara and wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant would wish to score some runs in this test match. Also as a speedster, Umesh Yadav will miss this test match due to injury. So pacers Navdeep Saini or Shardul Thakur can take his place in eleven. India would wish to defeat Australia in this test match.
These two teams played each other 100 times where Australia won 43 games while India won remaining 29 games.
Australia are likely to win this match as they are playing at home and the Indian team is struggling due to injuries to key players
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Date and Time:
Thursday, Jan 07, 2020, 5 AM
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
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