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India vs Australia 2nd Test Tips - Dazed visitors no match to stop home dominance

Sridhar
15 Feb 2023
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Sridhar Bhamidi 15 Feb 2023
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  • India vs Australia 2nd Test predictions for the Test match starting in Delhi on Friday afternoon time AEDT, Australia time
  • India have won 10 of their last 12 home Tests against Australia
  • india have won 3 and drawn 3 of their last 6 Tests at this venue against Australia
  • Australia have lost 12 of their last 19 Tests played in Asia
  • Can Rohit Sharma's India continue their momentum in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a win in the second Test match in Delhi?
India vs Australia 2nd Test
India will look to extend their domination and go 2-0 up with a win in Delhi.(Getty Images)

India vs Australia Tips


After a comprehensive victory within three days in the first Test in Nagpur, India will look to extend their dominance over Australia when the teams move to Delhi for the second Test of the four-Test series for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. This match will be played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi with the action set to begin on February 17 from 9:30am IST or 3:00pm AEDT.
  • India vs Australia Tips
  • Head to Head
  • India Form
  • India Team News
  • Australia Form
  • Australia Team News

It was a virtuoso performance from India to defeat Australia by an innings and 132 runs in the first Test. With so many questions around their team composition, it is difficult to see how Australia can make improvements in double quick time. I am backing India to win this match and continue their home dominance. A small wager can be had on Marnus Labuschagne scoring a fifty in the match and keep an eye on Ravindra Jadeja for ‘Player of the match’ honours.

  • The average first innings score at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi is 342 (Tests)
  • India have won 10 of their last 12 matches at home against Australia (Tests)
  • Australia have lost 12 of their last 19 matches played in Asia (Tests)
  • Marnus Labuschagne has scored at least 20 in 9 of his 11 innings against India (Tests)
  • Virat Kohli was out caught in 10 of his last 11 innings against Australia (Tests)
  • Ravindra Jadeja has taken at least 2 wickets in 16 of 18 innings at home against Australia (Tests)
  • Ravindra Jadeja was the ‘Player of the match’ in his last 2 matches against Australia and also the last time they played here (Tests)

Head to Head


India played Australia in 103 Tests so far with India winning 30, losing 43, one tie and 28 draws. When playing in India, there have been 51 Tests so far between these teams. India won 22, lost 13 and drew 15.

In the recent years, India have won ten of their last 12 home Tests against Australia losing only once. At Delhi, they have played seven Tests with three wins, three draws and only one loss which came way back in 1959.

India Form


India defeated Australia by an innings and 132-run margin in the first Test in Nagpur. Due to this result, they managed to overtake Australia as the top-ranked Test team in the ICC rankings.

It was a complete dominance in all fields for India with Ravindra Jadeja performing a lead role with both bat and ball. He took five wickets in the fist innings and two wickets in the second, to go with a composed 70 with the bat.

Rohit Sharma scored 120 to be the best batter of the Test, while Axar Patel chipped in with 84 while Ravichandran Ashwin picked up a second-innings five-for.

India Team News


Shreyas Iyer rejoined the squad after missing out the first Test due to an injury. He could slot straight back into the playing XI in place of Suryakumar Yadav.

Australia Form


Australia were walloped in Nagpur as their pre-game preparations came to nought. The decision to not play a practice match came back to haunt them and even a chance to practice on the centre wicket after the Test finished, couldn’t come to reality.

The visitors were poor with the bat failing to take advantage of batting first. A score of 177 was where they lost the match as only Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Peter Handscomb and Alex Carey could score more than 30 runs.

The second innings was worse with the Aussies folding out within a session for just 91 runs. Only Steven Smith could go beyond 20 runs as they failed to find answers to the spin twins – Ashwin and Jadeja.

Australia Team News


Left-arm spinner Matthew Kuhnemann has been flown in and could straight away slot into the side. Cameron Green is being watched closely and could be a starter while Mitchell Starc is touch and go. All eyes will be on Travis Head to see if he can get a game in place of Matt Renshaw.

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What time does India vs Australia start?

This India vs Australia Test match is being played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi from 3:00pm AEDT Australia time on Friday, February 17.

Verdict

India have shown their strength on pitches that favour spin with their batters displaying the technique and temperament needed on these tracks. It is tough to see how Australia can make incremental improvements in such a short turnaround.

I am backing India to win this match and extend their domination in home conditions. A small wager can be had on Labuschagne scoring a fifty in the match.

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