IND vs AUS: Australia will lock horns against India in the 2nd Test of the Australia tour of India, 2023 on Thursday, February 16, 2023, at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.
The Indian team started the four-match series with a bang, winning the opening Test by an innings and 132 runs, and taking a significant 1-0 lead. Heading into this game, they will look to extend their home dominance.
After being thoroughly dominated by the Indian spinners, particularly Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin, in the first Test, Pat Cummins-led Australia will be determined to put in a better performance in the upcoming match.
India will see the return of Shreyas Iyer, who was ruled out of the second Test, as he makes a comeback into the team, replacing Suryakumar Yadav. Meanwhile, Australia is expected to have Cameron Green and Mitchell Starc available for the upcoming game.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads, player records/stats and dream11 fantasy team predictions for the 2nd Test of the Australia tour of India, 2023.
IND vs AUS Match Details
- Match: India vs Australia, 2nd Test
- Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023
- Time: 9:30 AM (IST) | 4:00 AM (GMT) | 9:30 AM (Local)
- Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Pitch Report For IND vs AUS, 2nd Test
The upcoming match at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium is likely to see a high-scoring game, with the pitch expected to be friendly to batters. However, the surface is also expected to assist spin bowling, prompting both teams to opt for a spin heavy attack.
Pitch Stats of Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi For IND vs AUS, 2nd Test
- Total matches played: 36
- Matches won batting first: 6
- Matches won bowling first: 13
- Average 1st Inns scores: 342
- Average 2nd Inns scores: 316
- Average 3rd Inns scores: 237
- Average 4th Inns scores: 165
- Highest total recorded: 644/8 (214 Ov) by WI vs IND
- Lowest total recorded: 75/10 (30.5 Ov) by IND vs WI
Players Availability For IND vs AUS, 2nd Test
India: Shreyas Iyer will replace Suryakumar Yadav. Jayadev Unadkat has left the Indian camp to play for Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy final.
Australia: They have made a change to their squad, with Matthew Kuhnemann coming in to replace Mitchell Swepson for the upcoming match.
Probable Playing XI For IND vs AUS, 2nd Test
India Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, KS Bharat (WK), R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Mohammad Siraj.
Australia Playing XI
David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head/Matt Renshaw, Peter Handscomb/Cameron Green, Alex Carey (WK), Pat Cummins (C), Scott Boland/Mitchell Starc, Todd Murphy, Nathan Lyon.
Stats of India & Australia Form in Last 5 Matches
IND vs AUS Top Players to Pick in Fantasy Team for 2nd Test of Australia tour of India, 2023
In the first innings of the Nagpur Test, the Indian captain put on a batting masterclass, scoring a brilliant 120 off 212 deliveries. He will look to continue his good run of form.
He was adjudged the Player of the Match award for his outstanding performance in the Nagpur Test. He took a five-wicket haul in the first innings and played a crucial innings of 70 off 185 deliveries.
The star Australian batter was the highest run-scorer for his team in the first innings of the Nagpur Test, scoring 49 off 123 deliveries. He will be one of the players to keep an eye on from the visitors’ camp.
After missing the first Test due to an recovery from his injury, the Mumbai batter has joined the Indian camp for the series. He was India’s highest run-scorer across all formats in the previous year and will look to start from where he left off.
IND vs AUS Player Record/Stats (Must Picks) For 2nd Test
|Player||Stats (This Tournament)|
|Ravindra Jadeja||7 Wickets & 70 Runs|
|R Ashwin||8 Wickets & 23 Runs|
|Todd Murphy||7 Wickets|
|Mohammed Shami||3 Wickets & 37 Runs|
|Rohit Sharma||120 Runs|
|Marnus Labuschagne||66 Runs|
|Steve Smith||62 Runs|
IND vs AUS Captaincy Picks For 2nd Test Between India vs Australia
- Ravindra Jadeja
- R Ashwin
- Steve Smith
IND vs AUS Dream11 Prediction – Fantasy Team Suggesting For 2nd Test
India vs Australia – Fantasy Team 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Alex Carey
- Batters: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne
- All-Rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Axar Patel
- Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Pat Cummins, Todd Murphy
- Captain: Ravindra Jadeja
- Vice-Captain: R Ashwin
India vs Australia – Fantasy Team 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Alex Carey
- Batters: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne
- All-Rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin
- Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Pat Cummins
- Captain: Rohit Sharma
- Vice-Captain: Steve Smith
IND vs AUS Match Prediction – Who Will Win Today’s Match?
India is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.