The second Test match of the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023 between India and Australia will begin on Friday, February 17 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The hosts spun a web around Australia in the first game to register an innings and 132 runs victory. They are leading the four-match Test series 1-0.
Heading into the second game, Shreyas Iyer will return to the Indian team. His presence will boost the side, as the right-hander has a good test record, and is known to play spin well. He is likely to replace Suryakumar Yadav in the XI. On the other hand, Australia will also make a few changes to the team. Fast bowler Mitchell Starc might make a comeback from injury.
All-in-all, we are in for another exciting match in the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023, at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.
Details: India vs Australia, Border Gavaskar Trophy, Second Test
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Date and Time: Friday, February 17 – Tuesday, February 21
The pitch at the Arun Jaitley Stadium has usually been good for batters. The average first-innings total at the venue is 36. However, once again spinners are expected to rule the match. The team that wins the toss is likely to opt to bat first on this track.
After a humiliating defeat in the first Test, Australian players will have to pull up their socks. They will be keen to make a comeback in the series. On the other hand, India will be confident heading into the second game. Betway has also placed its odds in favor of a draw at 7.00.
India (IND) vs Australia (AUS) – Predicted Playing XI
India: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, and Mohammed Siraj.
Australia: Pat Cummins (C), Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Alex Carey, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, and Todd Murphy
Fantasy Team Suggestions – IND vs AUS
Team 1: Alex Carey, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara (C), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Nathan Lyon (VC), Todd Murphy, Mohammed Shami
Team 2: KS Bharat, David Warner, Steve Smith (VC), Marnus Labuschagne, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins, Todd Murphy
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