Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Australia Tour of India, 2023- India vs Australia - 2nd Test Match - 17-21 February 2023
The 2nd Test Match of the Australia Tour of India will be played between Australia and India on the 17th of February 2023 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi.
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India have defeated Australia in the First Test of the series by an innings and 132 runs.
The top run scorer for India in the Test series is Rohit Sharma with 120 runs under his belt.
The top wicket taker for India in the Test Series is Ravichandran Ashwin with 8 scalps to his name.
The top run scorer for Australia in the Test Series is Marnus Labuschagne with 66 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Australia in the Test Series is Todd Murphy with 7 scalps under his belt.
In the First Test, Australia batted first and they posted a total of 177 in the first innings before being bowled out. The start was terrible as both openers lost their wicket early on. Marnus Labuschagne and Steven Smith played gritty knocks of 49 and 37 runs respectively. Once they were dismissed though, the innings couldn't really take off and Australia were bundled out for 177.
In their First Innings, India posted a total of 400 before being bowled out. Rohit Sharma at the top of the order scored 120 runs in just 212 balls. Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel in the lower order smashed 70 and 84 runs respectively to take India to the 400 run mark in first innings.
Australia struggled right from the word go in their second innings. Ashwin was breathing fire with the ball as Australian batters kept getting out to poor shot selection. Steven Smith held one end as he scored 25 off 51 balls but wickets kept falling at the other end and as a result, Australia were bowled out for a paltry 91, losing the match by an innings and 132 runs.
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) - Rohit Sharma (India), Marnus Labuschagne (Australia)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken)- Mohammed Shami (India), Todd Murphy (Australia)
Most Sixes – Rohit Sharma (India), Marnus Labuschagne (Australia)
Player of the Match- Rohit Sharma (India)
Team Scores Batting first – India 350+, Australia 300+
Match Handicap: India
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