Australia vs India 2nd Test: India Announced the Playing XI, Know Who Got a Place in the Team

Australia vs India 2nd Test India Announced the Playing XI
  • Team India defeated Australia in 2017 and 2018 Test series

Australia vs India 2nd Test: The second match of the 4-Test series between India and Australia will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground from tomorrow. This is a boxing-day test. To stay in the race to win the series, the Indian team must also win this match. Australia are 1-0 ahead in the series after defeating India by 8 wickets in the first match.

The Indian team has won the last two series against Australia. In such a situation, she would like to create history by winning this series too. Team India could not win 3 consecutive series against Australia so far.

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Defeated Australia 2–1 in 2018

Team India last defeated the Australia team 3–1 in the Test series at their home in 2018. It was the team’s first Test series win in Australia. India has so far lost 8 out of 12 Test series in Australia and played 3 draws.

Team India Won the Previous Test in Melbourne

The Indian team may have had a poor test record in Melbourne, but the last match was won by India. On the 2018 Australian tour, the Indian team defeated the hosts by 137 runs in the Boxing-Day Test played in Melbourne.

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Indian Team will Land Without Kohli and Shami

Team India captain Virat Kohli has gone on paternity leave after the first Test. Fast bowler Mohammad Shami has been ruled out of the series due to injury. He had a ball in his hand batting in the second innings of the first Test. Australia vs India 2nd Test.

Batting on Rahane and Pujara

In the absence of Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane will take over the captaincy of the team. Along with Cheteshwar Pujara, he will also be batting. If you look at the performance of the players in both the current teams in Melbourne, then only these two Indians are in the top-5. Both have also scored 1-1 centuries. Former Australia captain Steve Smith is on top. He has scored more than the total runs of all the other batsmen in the top-5.

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100th Test Between India and Australia

A total of 99 Test matches have been played between India and Australia so far. In this, India has won 28 and Australia has won 43 matches. 27 matches were drawn and 1 was inconclusive. 49 matches were played between the two in Australia. Out of this, India won only 7 and Australia in 30 matches. 12 matches were drawn.

Both Team Playing XI

India: Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Jaspreet Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj.

Australia (probable): Joe Burns, Matthew Wade, Marnus Labushane, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (wicketkeeper and captain), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood.

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