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India vs Australia 2nd Test: Preview, Predicted Playing XI, Injury Updates, Pitch Report & Head-To-Head Record. The second Test of the Border Gavaskar Trophy2023 is to be held at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi from 17th of February, Friday. After winning the first Test at Nagpur, team India’s confidence would be high as Rohit Sharma would be hoping his team continues with the winning run.

Team India produced a collective performance at Nagpur with every player knowing his role well. India won the first Test by an inning and 132 runs and will look to continue with the same form.

On the other hand, Australia will be boosted by the return of pacer Mitchell Starc and would be hoping the 32-year-old makes a match-winning return. The Australian team management will be eager to see their batters produce an improved performance. Australia has added Matthew Kuhnemann as leg spinner Mitchell Swepson has returned home due to the birth of his first child.

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India vs Australia 2nd Test Match Information

BGT 2023 2nd Test, India vs Australia

Venue- Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi

Date- 17th February, Friday

Time- 9:30 AM IST

India vs Australia Probable XI For Both Teams

India XI -Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, KS Bharat, Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj.

Bench-Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, SK Yadav, Umesh Tilak Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat

Australia XI-Peter Handscomb, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Alex T Carey, Pat Cummins (C), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, Matthew Kuhmemann

BenchDavid Warner, Marcus Harris, Lance Morris, Scott Boland, Cameron Green, Matt Renshaw, Josh Hazlewood, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Swepson.

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India vs Australia Players’ Injury Update

Shreyas Iyer has been included in the squad while pacer Jaydev Unadkat won’t be available as he will be playing Ranji Trophy final for Saurashtra. Aussie Matthew Kunhnemann might replace Mitchell Swepson in the playing XI.

India vs Australia 2nd Test Pitch Report

Over the years, the wicket at the Arun Jaitley Stadium has sometimes been spin-friendly while on some occasions it has aided the pacers so it would be difficult to judge the nature of the wicket. But keeping in mind the performance of the Indian spinners in the first Test, it won’t be a surprise if the Indian spinners dominate the game again if the wicket is spin friendly.

The Indian batsman also did an impressive job with their contribution in the first Test and if the wicket help batsman then we might see some big runs on the board by both teams.

India vs Australia Head-To-Head Record In Tests

Both teams have played 103 tests against each other with Australia winning 43 times while India winning 31 times and on 29 occasions the matches were drawn or there was no result. Australia’s win% is 41.74 while India’s 30.09%.