Australia vs India 2nd Test Match Prediction. India scripted a historic win in Adelaide when Virat Kohli & Co. defeated the home side by 31 runs. Team India will be hoping to continue their terrific form in the second Test in Perth. The Indian side is looking focused and determined to dominate the Test series after going 1-0 up.
- India’s victory in the first test at Adelaide would have given them a lot of confidence and it has put Australia under pressure.
- The Indian bowlers have looked more disciplined than the Australian bowlers but they have been made to work hard by the tailenders.
- The Indian batsmen could find themselves in trouble against the Australian pace trio on this fast and bouncy Perth wicket.
Our Pick : Australia
Who Will Win India vs Australia 2nd Test?
India have drawn first blood as they beat Australia by 31 runs in the opening test at Adelaide to go 1-0 up in the four-match series. The hosts will now look to level the series in the second test which gets underway from December 14 at the Perth Stadium. Live telecast is scheduled to begin at 10:20 AM local time each day of the match.
Aus vs Ind 2nd Test: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
TV channels: Fox Sports, Sky Sports, Sony Six, BT Sport, SuperSport, OSN Sports Cricket HD
Live Streaming: Bet365, Foxtel, Sky Go, SonyLIV, OSN Play
This will be the first test match played at the new stadium in Perth and a drop-in pitch will be used for this game. Since the pitch is expected to develop some cracks after day three which will also bring the spinners into play, the toss-winning team is more likely to bat first.
Australia Team News & Playing 11
AUS Team News
Australia, despite facing defeat in the first test, may come up with an unchanged playing eleven at Perth. This means all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, who is waiting eagerly for an opportunity in the reserves, could be watching the proceedings from the sidelines once again. However, the hosts could make a few changes in their batting order.
AUS Key Players
Shaun Marsh, Travis Head and Tim Paine were the only positives from the Australian batting group in the first test. With Aaron Finch looking vulnerable against the new-ball bowlers and Marcus Harris lacking the experience, the onus will be on these three batsmen to score runs for them. Travis Head who top-scored with 72 in the first innings and Shaun Marsh who scored 60 in the second will be expected to make healthy contributions once again. With the ball, Australia will back their pace trio of Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins to make early in-roads into the Indian batting line-up. Hazlewood took a match-haul of four wickets in the last game and he seems to be the biggest threat in this bowling attack. He has great control over his line and length and is more likely to find the outside edges of the batsmen. Cummins should get the ball to bounce from a length while Starc, who was clearly below-par last time, is expected to produce better results on this spicy Perth pitch.
AUS Recent Form
The 31-run loss at the Adelaide Oval was Australia’s fifth defeat in the eight test matches they have played this year. They will now be going into the second test without a win in their last six matches. The hosts squandered a fantastic opportunity to take the game away from India after knocking them over for 250 in their first innings. Instead of gaining a lead, they ended up conceding one as their batsmen faltered against a disciplined Indian bowling attack.
Australia Predicted Playing 11
- Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Tim Paine (c/wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood
India Team News & Playing 11
IND Team News
Young opening batsman Prithvi Shaw is still recovering from his ankle injury he had picked up during the warm-up game versus Cricket Australia XI and is set to miss the second test at Perth. This gives Murali Vijay and KL Rahul another opportunity to open the Indian innings together. Meanwhile, the Indian team has received another setback as Rohit Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin have also been ruled out with injuries. While Rohit hurt his back while fielding during the Adelaide test, Ashwin is currently struggling with an abdominal strain. Rohit’s absence is likely to make way for all-rounder Hanuma Vihari while the selectors may have to decide between Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja as replacement for Ashwin.
IND Key Players
India’s batting will depend largely on how Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane go about their business. Kohli has been the run-machine for his side across all formats and he is currently the world’s best batsman in test cricket. Pujara showed great resilience in the first test, scoring 123 and 71 in the respective innings and he will be expected to continue his good form. Rahane will gain a lot of confidence from his 70 in the second innings and he will look to come out with a more positive intent. In terms of bowling, it will be up to the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami to take quick wickets and peg Australia back early in their innings. Bumrah notched up three wickets in both the innings and he will be even more threatening at Perth. Ishant too kept hitting the right areas and he will look to maintain the pressure from the other end. Shami found his rhythm back in the second innings and he too will test the Australian batsmen.
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IND Recent Form
India have now won six and lost as many tests out of the twelve they have played so far this year. They came into this series on the back of a 2-0 sweep over the West Indies which means that they have now won their last three matches on the bounce. After a disappointing batting effort in the first innings of the Adelaide test, they showed better skills and determination with the bat in the second innings to tilt the game in their favor.
India Predicted Playing 11
- Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
AUS : L L D L L
IND : W W W L L
AUS vs IND Head to Head
Australia and India have now played 95 test matches against each other with the former winning 41 of those and the latter 27. There has been just the one tied game between them while the remaining 26 matches have all produced draws.Australia have now failed to beat India in their last four attempts in this format.
They last won a test against India in February 2017 at Pune by a margin of 333 runs.
In the opening test of the ongoing series at Adelaide, the hosts pinned the tourists to the mat on the very first day. But they soon lost their grip on the match and eventually went down by 31 runs.
Matches Played: 95; Australia Won: 41; India Won: 27; Tie: 1; Draw: 26
India vs Australia Betting Odds
The gap between the two teams in terms of betting odds has narrowed after India’s win in the first test. While Australia are still the favorites to win the second test with Bet365 and Betfair who are offering odds of 2.15 and 2.22 on them respectively, India find themselves favorites with Betway at 2.10. Betway has Australia up at 2.20 while Bet365 and Betfair have India as the underdogs at 2.20 and 2.34 respectively. A drawn game stands at odds of 8 on Betfair and 7 on both Betway and Bet365.
Australia vs India Prediction
A result seems highly likely at Perth that will offer plenty of pace, bounce and movement for the seam bowlers. Since both the teams possess quality bowling attacks and with no rain threat around, wagering on a draw here will not be a wise decision. India are definitely the more confident of the two sides heading into this game but Australia will take heart from their batting performance in the second innings of the first test and that they gave the visitors a scare towards the end. India’s major concern is their batting. They rely heavily on their top and middle order to score runs as their lower order looks completely useless in these conditions whereas Australia bat deep and their tail could frustrate the Indian bowlers just like it did at Adelaide. Since it is going to be a typical Australian pitch at Perth, we expect the hosts to perform better and level the series 1-1.
Final Verdict: Back Australia to beat India in the second Test at 2.20 on Betway, 2.15 on Bet365 and 2.22 on Betfair.