AUS vs IND Fantasy Prediction: Australia vs India 2nd Test – 26 December (Melbourne). The Boxing Day Test at the MCG is a ritual and two brilliant teams are on the display
Hosts Australia will take on India in the 2nd test match of the four matches series. A win in this game will ensure that the Australians won’t lose the series.
The Australians were dominant in the last game. Justin Langer has confirmed that the team will go unchanged in this game as well. The pacers were on fire in Adelaide whereas, the batsmen need to take some responsibility. This game can ensure that they won’t lose the series.
Team India is going to face a lot of challenges in this game. The mental scars of the last game will play a part, whereas there are going to be some forced changes. Virat and Shami are out of the series. According to reports, Gill, Pant, Jadeja, and Siraj will be drafted into the playing eleven of this game.
The Pitch of the MCG has been one of the better batting tracks in Australia on the first day of the game. The toss is going to play a big factor in this game.
Probable XI for both sides:-
Australia – Matthew Wade, Joe Burns, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Tim Paine, Cameron Green, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.
India – Mayank Agarwal, Shubhman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Siraj.
Four Match Test Series
Match: Australia vs India second Test Match
Date and Time: 26 December, Saturday- 5:00 am IST
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Where to Watch: Live on Sony Six
- Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, and Pat Cummins.
- Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, and Jasprit Bumrah.
Top 4 Batting Order
- Matthew Wade, Joe Burns, Marnus Labuschagne, and Steve Smith.
- Mayank Agarwal, Shubhman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari.
Long Spell Bowlers
- Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood.
- Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah.
AUS vs IND Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Matthew Wade and Rishabh Pant will be our wicket-keepers in this game. He has an average of 41.45 in first-class, whereas he batted well in the second innings at the Adelaide Oval. Rishabh scored a brilliant century on the last Australian tour, whereas he was the 2nd highest scorer for the side. Both of the southpaws love to play an aggressive brand of cricket.
AUS vs IND Fantasy Batsmen
Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne will be our batsmen from Australia. Smith is the no.1 ranked test batsman in the world, whereas his average has been staggering 62.32. Marnus, on the other hand, has scored 1512 test runs, whereas his average is astonishing 60.48. Both of them were not at their best in the last game, and this game can be their yard to score.
Cheteshwar Pujara will be our batsmen from India. Pujara will be the most reliable Indian batsman in the absence of Virat Kohli. He has an average of 51 in Australia, whereas his test average is 48.22 overall. He is the best test batsman of the side.
AUS vs IND Fantasy All-Rounders
Ravindra Jadeja and Hanuma Vihari will be our all-rounders from India. Jadeja had a batting average of 61.62 in 2019, whereas he has picked seven wickets in Australia in just 89 overs. Vihari, on the other hand, will bat at number 4 in this game, whereas his batting average is 42.45.
[You can also pick Mayank Agarwal instead of Hanuma Vihari]
AUS vs IND Fantasy Bowlers
From Australia, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, and Nathan Lyon will make into our team. Cummins scalped seven wickets in the last game, whereas Hazlewood scalped six. Lyon possesses a brilliant record at the MCG with 31 wickets at this ground.
[You can also pick Mitchell Starc instead of Nathan Lyon if you want]
Jasprit Bumrah will be our bowler from India. He is the flag-bearer of the Indian bowling in the absence of Mohammad Shami. Bumrah has scalped 70 wickets in just 15 test games.
Match Prediction: Australia are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role
Steve Smith and Pat Cummins
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Marnus Labuschagne and Cheteshwar Pujara
SportsRush Small-League Fantasy Team for the Game
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.