Publish Date: | Fri, 17 Feb 2023 07:52 AM (IST)
IND vs AUS 2nd Test LIVE: The second Test of the series between India and Australia will be played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi from today. This match is important to ensure the final place of the World Test Championship. Team India won the Nagpur Test by an innings and 132 runs.
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The Delhi pitch will also be helpful for the spinners. Spin bowlers played an important role in Team India’s victory in Nagpur.
The Indian team, led by Rohit Sharma, will try to get the result here in three days. It will also be Cheteshwar Pujara’s 100th Test match, who will be looking to celebrate the feat by scoring his 20th Test hundred.
On the other hand, until the Australian team does not bat well, it will not be able to take this test till the fifth day. The pitch at the Kotla could be a bit slower than the Jamtha, which will require the Indian batsmen to emulate their captain’s style of batting, which is defensive as well as aggressive.
Will Iyer return? Iyer has completed his rehabilitation following a lower back injury and as per the current team management rules, if a player was performing well before the injury, he will get his place back in the playing XI. Coach Rahul Dravid has also made it clear that Iyer can join the team if he takes charge of the five-day Test.
India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Ishan Kishan
Australia: Pat Cummins (c), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Alex Carey (wk), Matt Renshaw, Peter Handscomb, Nathan Lyon, Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Lance Morris, Mitchell Swepson, Todd Murphy, Cameron Green, Mitchell Starc.
Posted By: Arvind Dubey