Match Prediction and Analysis: India vs Australia 2nd Test Match


After the historic batting fail in the first test, the wounded Indian side is all set to bounce back in the Aus vs India 2nd Test. With a lot of changes, the Indian team will be all shuffled and will try to get their best combination on ground. At least four changes are expected in the 2nd game as the visiting team has to register a win in this game to stay alive in the Border Gavaskar Ind vs Aus Test Series. Here is all you must know before catching up the Live action on best cricket match prediction sites.

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Toss Prediction

MCG will witness the second encounter between the champion teams. The Melbourne Cricket Ground is a paradise for batsmen. The pitch plays differently everyday and becomes difficult every passing day. After the low scoring first game, the second test will be a delight to watch. There will be bounce from Day 1 and spinners will get to turn the ball from Day 3 & 4. With fine batting conditions, the match is expected to last till day 5. The team winning the toss must choose to bat first and make the opponent play the 4th inning on the cracked pitch. The pitch report is matched by the best cricket match prediction sites.

Australia Team News & Playing 11

AUS Team News

Australian side must also be thinking top to bottom as their batting line-up was exposed in the first innings. All they can bank upon, is the form of their pacers including Patt Cummins, Tim Paine and Josh Hazelwood. Former skipper Steve Smith is struggling with his form and opening batsmen are not performing up to their strength. Still, the host team will go with their winning combination and try to eradicate any flaws in batting performances. According to cricdaddy’s ind vs aus match prediction, the host team must work on their batting performance.

AUS Key Players & Form

Again, the batting lineup of both teams will be tested in this game but the eyes will be on Australian bowling brigade. The trio of Cummins, Paine and Hazelwood can do a lot of damage if they find their perfect length. No batsmen (other than Paine) scored a fifty in the first inning, making it difficult to choose a favorite player. Still, M. Wade and Labuschagne can be very dangerous in the top order.

Smith is the key player in middle order. His poor performance in the first game was a reason for the batting collapse in the first game. Paine has proved himself as a very effective lower order batsmen. To overpower India in the second game, Aussies will have to depend on their own performances and not only India’s bad game. Cricdaddy is providing you the best cricket match prediction.

Aus Playing XI

Matthew Wade, Joe Burns, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Pat Cummins, Tim Paine, Josh Hazelwood, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon

India Team News & Playing 11

IND Team News

There is a lot happening in the Indian dressing room. After the great Indian batting collapse in the first game, Indian heads are down and the management will leave no rock unturned to change that. According to cricdaddy’s ind vs aus match prediction, the team will touch the ground with 4 changes this time. Skipper Virat Kohli will be on paternity leave and Rahane will lead the side. Other than him, more new faces will be introduced in this game.

India Team Key Players & Form

Opener Prithvi Shaw will be replaced by Shubhman Gill while KL Rahul will fill the Kohli’s space. In the lower order, Hanuma Vihari also failed to mark his presence and is expected to be dropped in this game. Pacer Mohammed Shami was also injured in the first game and he will be replaced by Mohammed Siraj. Siraj will make his debut in this game. Also, Rishabh Pant can also join the brigade, replacing out of form Saha.

There will be a lot of changes in the playing XI and Indian team will try to fight back hard. Indian team also struggled with fielding performance in the opening game. With more youngsters on the side, fielding is expected to be improved. Since, the team will be all new in this game, expecting a performance will be really hard.

India Team Playing XI

Shubhman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, K L Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashvin, Hanuma Vihari/ Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Siraj.

IND vs AUS Head to Head

Australia and India have locked horns in 95 test matches against each other. Australia have won 41 while India defeated the former 26 times. 1 game ended as a tie while the rest have all ended in a draw.

At the MCG, Australia and India have a record of 8-3 in 13 matches played between the two teams. 2 matches ended in stalemate. J Bumrah has the best bowling record on this ground as 6/33 in 2018-19. This ground has favored the Australian side more but the Indian fans must be expecting the opposite.

Matches Played: 95; Australia Won: 42; India Won: 26; Tie: 1; Draw: 26

India vs Australia 2nd Test Prediction

According to the present form and performance of the teams, the host team is no doubt the favorite while the visitors will try to claim back the reputation they let slip in the first game. As MCG will be a more batsmen friendly surface, we can expect a far better battle between the sides. Cricdaddy free cricket match prediction suggests the 2nd test to be a perfectly balanced battle.

Indian team will fight back with a lot of changes and hence, this game will be a completely fresh battle. With completely new playing XI, the Indian team can sink or float both. The captaincy of Rahane will be tested in the game as the team already has a low esteem after the embarrassing first loss. Aussies are confident for this game as they have the first win cushion. No doubt the Australian side is far stronger but the shuffled team India definitely has a 50-50 chance in this game. Fans must visit cricdaddy for best cricket match prediction.


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