After struggling a humiliating 8-wicket loss within the Border-Gavaskar Trophy opener, India lock horns with Australia within the 2nd Take a look at on the Melbourne Cricket Floor. The 2nd Take a look at begins on twenty sixth December, and can be a day encounter performed with the crimson ball.

India can be with out the providers of captain Virat Kohli, who’s flying again residence to attend the beginning of his first baby. Mohammed Shami was struck on the arm whereas batting within the second innings, and has been dominated out of the sequence with a fracture.

The guests could choose to make different modifications as effectively, with Prithvi Shaw and Wriddhiman Saha failing to impress within the pink-ball sport. We would see younger Shubman Gill handed a maiden Take a look at cap, whereas pacers Navdeep Saini and Mohammed Siraj may be in line to make their red-ball debut for the nation.

KL Rahul is predicted to be the straight alternative for the Indian captain, however whether or not he opens the innings or bats within the center order stays to be seen.

Australia, however, have a settled mixture. Joe Burns made a welcome return to kind within the second innings of the first Take a look at, and hit the profitable runs to justify the backing given to him by coach Justin Langer. David Warner is likely to be match for the 2nd Take a look at, however being 1-0 up within the sequence, the hosts can be cautious to not rush him in.


IND v AUS 2020, 2nd Take a look at: Predicted enjoying XIs of India and Australia

Australia v India: 1st Test - Day 3
Australia v India: 1st Take a look at – Day 3

India’s predicted enjoying XI for the 2nd Take a look at: Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj

Australia’s predicted enjoying XI for the 2nd Take a look at: Joe Burns, Matthew Wade, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Inexperienced, Tim Paine (c, wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

Printed 21 Dec 2020, 12:38 IST



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