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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Australia Tour of India, 2023- India vs Australia - 1st Test Match - 9-13 February 2023

India's Virat Kohli congratulates Australia's Pat Cummins
India's Virat Kohli congratulates Australia's Pat Cummins after the two sides met in a Test in December 2020 in Adelaide

The 1st Test Match of the Australia Tour of India will be played between Australia and India from the 9th to 13th of February 2023 at the VCA Stadium, Nagpur.

Live Scores - India vs Australia 1st Test

Top Tournament Stats - India v Australia Test Series 2023

Top Batter (Runs Scored)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken)

Most Sixes


Current Test Form Australia:

Australia have been in a brilliant form in Test cricket lately. They have recently beaten South Africa in a 3 match Test series by 2-0. Prior to that, Australia defeated West Indies in a 2 match series by a 2-0 margin.

Players to look out for in Australia:

1. Usman Khawaja - Khawaja has been in a great form currently and he will look to extend his brilliant run in Test cricket.

2. Nathan Lyon - Lyon has always performed well on the Indian pitches and he will look to outsmart the Indian batters with his smart variations.

Current Test Form India:

India have been in a brilliant form in Test cricket. They have recently beaten Bangladesh in a 2 match series by 2-0. They also tied a 5 match Test series against England in the summer of 2022 at 2-2.

Players to look out for in India:

1. Suryakumar Yadav:

He is definitely in the form of his life in T20 version of the game. His ODI exploits haven't been impressive. However, Yadav's inclusion in the Test squad brings in the X factor for Indian cricket team.

2. Mohammed Siraj:

Siraj has performed exceptionally well both in ODI as well as the Test match format. He can bowl the right lengths with a lot of consistency.

Let’s have a look at the squads:

Australia squad: Pat Cummins (c), Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Lance Morris, Todd Murphy, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith (vc), Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner

India squad: (for the first two Tests) Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul (vc), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat, Ishan Kishan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja (subject to fitness), Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Suryakumar Yadav

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? – India

Who will win?-  India

Top Batter (Runs Scored) -  Shubman Gill (India), Usman Khawaja (Australia)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken)- Mohammed Siraj (India), Nathan Lyon (Australia)

Most Sixes – Shubman Gill (India), Usman Khawaja (Australia)

Player of the Match - Shubman Gill (India)

Team Scores Batting first – India 320+, Australia 280+

Match Handicap: India

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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