India vs Australia test series: After defeating Australia in the first match of the Border Gavaskar Trophy, today the Indian team will face Australia in the second match.
India vs Australia test series
After defeating Australia by 132 runs and one inning in the first match of the Border Gavaskar Trophy, the Indian team will take the field for the second match of the series on February 17. The match will be held at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. By winning this match, the Indian team will try to take a 2-0 lead in the match. More important this match is for India so that it can easily reach the final of the World Test Championship, which Australia has already reached.
On the other hand, this match will be very important for Australia as well. Australia would like to win this match and return to the series. Would like to settle the account of defeat in the first match.
India’s squad for BGT 2023
Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul (vc), Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Suryakumar Yadav.
India’s predicted playing XI for 2nd test series
Rohit Sharma and Kl Rahul are likely to open for India.
Rohit Sharma is running in a very good rhythm, he also scored a century in the first test match. And he is also the captain, so his playing in such a way is already decided, but vice-captain KL Rahul is not getting along with him. The Indian team does not seem to make any changes for the second Test. So only Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul will start the Indian team’s innings.
Shubham Gill will have to wait longer as the Indian team will go with KL Rahul. Now it has to be seen whether the vice-captain performs in this match or not. If there is no improvement in KL Rahul’s performance, Shubham Gill may get a chance in the upcoming match.
The middle order is a matter of concern for the Indian team
In the first match, the Indian team did not get a chance to play in the second innings, but the middle order of the Indian team proved to be a complete flop in the first innings. Pujara, Kohli, Suryakumar, KS India none of them could perform. In such a situation, it has become a cause of concern for the Indian team.
In the second match of India vs Australia Test series, the Indian team would like the entire team to play as a unit and not just two or three players.
So the responsibility of the middle order will be on Pujara (who will be playing his 100th Test), Kohli, Shreyas Iyer (if not fit, Suryakumar Yadav) and KS India.
India vs Australia Test series: Ravindra Jadeja will have an important role
Ravindra Jadeja, who made a spectacular comeback on the cricket pitch after a long time, will have to play an important role in this. Because many Australian players will be returning in this match like Mitchell Starc, and Cameron Green, so in such a situation, Australia will come down with a strong team, then India will also need a similar team.
There will be no change in bowling
No change is expected in the Indian bowling command for India vs Australia Test series. Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj will be handling the game. These players did well in the first Test, especially Ashwin. And anyway Team India doesn’t have many options Jaydev Unadkat has gone for the final of the Ranji Trophy. So in this case the Indian team will go with these players.
India’s Predicted playing XI
Rohit Sharma (c), Kl Rahul (vice-captain), Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj.
Also Read: Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023 schedule