India vs. Australia 2020
2nd Test – Sat, 26th December
Ind vs. Aus Match Prediction:
The second Test between the hosts Australia and India is scheduled to occur at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, starting Saturday 26th December.
Ahead of the epochal Boxing Day Test, today match prediction says the Australian team is high on confidence after a magnificent win in the previous game at Adelaide. Despite trailing with a generous lead after their first innings, they came back resilient with a significant bowling piece to clinch the pink-ball day and night Test.
While both sides have their worries in terms of injuries, but betting tips say the Aussies look a more composed side with their speedster trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins in fluent form. With both teams looking to get the superior hand in Melbourne’s campaign, match tips infer we should be in for a cracking game.
This game will end up in a draw.
Nevertheless, there is still room for development, particularly in their batting roster with Matt Wade and Joe Burns looking for runs at the squad’s top order. With skipper Tim Paine lastly getting some runs in his kitty in the preceding match, match tips reckon the hosts would preferably fancy their odds of winning this match as well.
The Indians would be saddened after their dreadful show in the second innings in the last game at Adelaide. Skipper Virat Kohli and pacer Mohammed Shami’s services won’t be available for the remaining test series to add to their woes as per the betting tips.
India has a few choices to contemplate before this game, with young Shubman Gill in for a debut. And as said by today match prediction with KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja, also probable to make a resurgence, India can feel marginally sanguine ahead of this encounter.
The Australian head coach Justin Langer said they are going to play this game with the same team. Match tips beckon the winning combination should set the tone for them. In comparison, we shall witness several changes in the Indian squad due to several players’ absenteeism.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
A flat pitch is anticipated at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for this game, with some movement available off the wicket as well. While the initial stage against the fresh and hard ball would be threatening, betting tips infer the batters should feel comfortable in the middle once they spend some time out in the middle.
Today match prediction reckons the spin bowlers will have a say in the events as the wicket wears out. Batting first would be the perfect decision upon winning the toss with the situations likely to progress for the bowlers with each passing day.
Key Players to watch:
Marnus Labuschagne, veteran batsman Steven Smith, and Josh Hazelwood of the Australian roster will be key players to watch out for this game as per the betting tips. While match tips envisage KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, and Ravi Ashwin of India will be the vital players.