India vs Australia 1st test preview / Ind vs Aus 1st test Live scores: The 1st test of India vs Australia will start on Feb 23rd in Pune. Before the start of IPL 10, This series would be an Interesting series for the cricket fans as they are playing with Austraila. The last time Australia played in Asia continent, was smashed by Sri Lankan team. On the other side, India is high on confidence after defeating England in their own country.
India vs Australia 1st Test details:
Date: Thursday, 23rd February to Monday, 27h February.
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Pune Weather report : Sunny Day, Day Temperature – 33 degree Celsius
Time: 09.30 AM IST (4.00 AM GMT)
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India vs Australia 1st Test preview:
Team India is facing clueless Australia on our own soil now. Facing the Indian team who are high on confidence after smashing England team in their won country is the terrifying thing to do. Virat kolhi is on fire these days and scoring 100’s very simply. Even the players under the captaincy of Kohli are playing aggressively. The recent six series wins depict the consistency of Indian cricket form.
India will be entering into this series as heavy favorites. Even with the aggressive batting lineup and fantastic bowling, Aussies can find their own ways to exploit loopholes in Indian batting lineup. The opening partnership is still a concern for us as none of the openers are in form. Without the good opening, it will be tough to score decent runs without Kohli support. Once Kohli fails, Indian team will fail. This is the serious concern for Indian Cricket Team.
In the bowling department, we don’t need to worry as Ashwin and Jadeja are on fire. Jayant Yadav who is a spinner might also secure a place in the team for this tournament. Australians will look to win the first test as India will not be in the finest form in their first match. This happened in England as well. So Australia will look to exploit that hole and take advantage from that.
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No matter how much they try, Indian bowling attack is too much dangerous for their clueless batting lineup. Only Steven Smith and David Warner are capable of playing spin bowling. Rest of the squad cannot withstand to the spin power of our bowlers.
In their bowling lineup, Only Nathon Lyon is likely to post threat to Indian aggressive batting lineup. Mitchell Stark and Hazlewood are decent bowlers but they can’t be much influential on the Indian soil. We will have to wait and see, how they will turn up against the mighty Indian batting lineup.
India Vs Australia 1st Test Prediction:
In the head to the head report, Australia has the upper hand over India. In our home, India has the win record of 41% against Australia. If we calculate the overall record, Australia has the win percentage of 45% and draw a record of 27% and loss record of 28% against India.
Compared to the current form on both the teams, Under Virat Captaincy, India never lost a test match that is Played in India. So by these stats, our Prediction is India has maximum chances to win the 1st Test of 4 Test Match Series.
Ind vs Aus Dream 11 Prediction
India vs Australia expected lineups:
India is likely to add the third spinner in their squad, Kuldeep Yadav. If Kuldeep Yadav isn’t included in the squad, Jayant Yadav will be included in the squad. Regarding the batting lineup, Karun Nair who scored a triple century in the last series is still in doubt whether he will be given a chance or not.
Coming to the Australian team, their board has to choose one among the Usman Khawaja and Renshaw. Khawaja recently struggled with the match against Sri Lanka. So we are yet to wait and see, If he will be given a chance to play this series again. Mitchel Marsh will be back to the squad again.
Ind vs Aus Squads:
India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, WriddhimanSaha (wk), RavichandranAshwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Karun Nair, Jayant Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Abhinav Mukund & HardikPandya
Australia: Steve Smith (Capt), David Warner, Matthew Renshaw, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade (WK), Steve O’Keefe, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Ashton Agar, Usman Khawaja, Jackson Bird, Mitchell Swepson, Glenn Maxwell.