After dominating the visitors in the first Test, Team India are all set to host Australia for the second Test which is scheduled to take place from 17th February at Arun Jaitley stadium in Delhi. Team India will be high on confidence as they declared their supremacy in the first Test.
The Australian squad will be motivated to make a comeback in the second Test but the odds are stacked against them according to the bookmakers and critics as well.
It was a complete domination from team India in the first Test. For the second Test, Team India will be preparing its middle order to perform well enough and maintain momentum. The Australian side will be disappointed with the loss they witnessed in the first Test. However, Pat Cummins will be keeping his side motivated to make a comeback in the 2nd Test.
Our experts predict a win for Team India in the 2nd Test against Australia.
The betting tip is...
Rohit Sharma to score 100 plus.
After losing the toss and getting to bowl first, the Indian bowlers did a commendable job in both innings. Ravindra Jadeja made a brilliant comeback after his injury break and picked up 7 wickets at an economy of 2.14. His partner in crime R Ashwin also picked up 7 wickets. Mohammed Shami’s pace came in handy and controlled the run rate of the opposition. The only concern for the team management will be the failure of the middle order in the first Test.
Team India are likely to go with the same playing XI from the squad.
Predicted Lineup: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Srikar Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, and Mohammed Siraj
Australia’s loss was a shock to everyone as the result was not at all expected. Team management will be concerned about the failure of the opening lineup in both innings. David Warner and Usman Khawaja completely failed to give a good start.
Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith were the saviours in both innings. Pat Cummins will be satisfied with the performance of the bowlers but in the 2nd Test, pacers will have to pull up their socks.
After a brilliant performance on debut, Todd Murphy will feature in this match as well.
Predicted Lineup: Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland, Nathan Lyon, and Todd Murphy.
Team India showed their dominance in the Nagpur Test with the help of a spin attack. We predict that in Delhi, batters will do their job well as it's likely to be a batting track.