Date: 17-21 February 2023
Time: 9:30 AM IST
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
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After annihilating Australia in the first Test in Nagpur, Team India will look to boost their WTC final chances in the 2nd Test, starting on February 17 in Delhi. The game holds significant importance for India as a loss here will dent Men in Blue's chances of reaching the WTC final. Meanwhile, Australia would be aiming for a comeback after a horror show in Nagpur where the side got bundled out in 1 session and suffered a defeat by an inning and 132 runs.
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India didn't put a foot wrong in the first Test. Spinners, pacers, and lower-order batting were the biggest positives. However, the side will be hoping for a better performance from the middle-order who struggled in the game. Senior players KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, and Cheteshwar Pujara also failed to contribute much and will be aiming for a comeback in Delhi. The team has received a huge boost as Shreyas Iyer is set to join the squad for 2nd Test.
Meanwhile, Australia is expected to make a couple of notable changes in the XI for the Delhi Test. Mitchell Starc has arrived in India and is likely to replace Scott Bolland. Travis Head, whose exclusion from the first Test surprised everybody, is set to come back in XI, replacing Matthew Renshaw.
The Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi has always produced spin-friendly pitches. Batting first should be the way to go for the team winning the toss.
SportsTiger Playing XI of India
Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
SportsTiger Playing XI of Australia
Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Alex Carey (wk), Peter Handscomb, Pat Cummins (C), Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, Mitchell Starc
Although Australia is expected to give a better performance, a result in their favour is highly unlikely. Rohit Sharma and Co. are likely to make it 2-0.
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