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The second match of the India-Australia Test series will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground from tomorrow. This is a boxing-day test. The Indian team must also win this match to stay in the race to win the series. Australia are 1-0 up in the series after defeating India by 8 wickets in the first match.
The Indian team has won the last two series against Australia. In such a situation, he will also want to make history by winning this series. Team India has yet to win 3 consecutive series against Australia.
In 2018, Australia defeated Australia 2-1
Team India last beat Australia 3-1 in a Test series at home in 2018. It was the team’s first Test series win in Australia. India have so far lost 8 of Australia’s 12 Tests and drawn 3.
Team India had won the previous Test in Melbourne
The Indian team may have a poor Test record in Melbourne, but India won the last match. On the 2018 Australian Australian Tour, the Indian team defeated the hosts by 137 runs in a Boxing-Day Test played in Melbourne.
The Indian team will go without Kohli and Shami
Team India captain Virat Kohli has gone on paternity leave after the first Test. Fast bowler Mohammad Shami has been ruled out of the series due to injury. He was batting in the second innings of the first Test.
Batted on Rahane and Pujara
In Kohli’s absence, Ajinkya Rahane will captain the team. He will also bat with Cheteshwar Pujara. If you look at the performance of the players of both the existing teams in Melbourne, then only these two Indians are included in the top-5. Both have also scored 1-1 centuries. Former Australia captain Steve Smith is at the top. He has scored more runs in the top-5 than any other batsman.
Umesh and Ashwin became Melbourne’s most successful Indian bowlers
Seeing the performance of Indian bowlers in Melbourne, Umesh Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin are the most successful in the current team. Australian spinner Nathan Lyon tops the list with 31 wickets in 9 Tests. Apart from Umesh and Ashwin, Jaspreet Bumrah will be in charge of bowling in Shamini’s absence. Mohammad Siraj may get a chance to debut in place of Shamini.
100th Test between India and Australia
A total of 99 Test matches have been played between India and Australia so far. India have won 28 and Australia 43 matches. 27 matches were drawn and 1 was a draw. Matches between the two 49 matches were played in Australia. Out of these, India won only 7 out of 30 matches and Australia won. 12 matches were drawn.
Weather and pitch report
During the first day of testing in Melbourne, the minimum temperature will be 18 અને C and the maximum temperature 27 ° C. It is likely to rain the next day. The rest of the day is forecast to be cloudy. The pitch will help the batsman. The pitch will also be helpful for spinners.
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