Australia vs India 2nd Test Match Prediction

  • Dec 26, 2020
  • 05:00:00, GMT +5:30
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground - Melbourne, Australia
2020-12-26 05:00:00
Australia AUS Australia
India IND India

Betting Tips

  • The loss of Virat Kohli and Mohammed Shami is a massive blow to India's chances. Both of them were the mainstay of this Indian team in the batting and bowling department respectively.
  • Australia looks a pretty settled unit with quality players from top to bottom. Players like Marnus Labuschagne and Steven Smith are one of the best in the business while the trio of Pat Cummins, Josh Hazelwood and Mitchell Starc form a lethal pace attack that'll be very difficult to tackle for the Indian batsmen.
  • Indian batting looks over reliant on Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane. Players like Mayank Agarwal snf Rishabh Pantare not very credible in these conditions.

Our Pick Australia are favorites to win

Posted On 29th December 2020 09:18:00
Posted by Kavin

AUS vs IND 2nd Test, Prediction & Betting Tips

Australia humiliated India in the Adelaide Test and Ajinkya Rahane’s men will will be determined to salvage their lost pride when they take on the hosts in the crucial Boxing day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The match scheduled to get underway on 26th December at 10:30 local time.

India wouldn’t have anticipated the humiliation that Australia handed them in the first Test. They were bowled out for their lowest score in history of the game and now have a mammoth task of halting the Australian juggernaut. With their back against the wall, will they be able to do that? It’s looks difficult but definitely they’re a team capable of bouncing back.

If reports are to be believed Australia is most likely to field the same XI for the Boxing Day test as David Warner and Sean Abbott has been ruled out for the next game as well. As we saw in the first Test, there are some vulnerabilities in the Australian batting line up which India could exploit. But with no Shami, and Bumrah not in the best of form, it’s won’t be that easy. 

Joe Burns got himself a brisk half century in the second innings which is a good sign. Similarly, Tim Paine’s fighting knock in the first inning will also boost Australia’s confidence. Even though Steven Smith and Marnus Labuschagne didn’t had the best of the match, we all know that they’ll come back stronger in the next game.

The bowling was ruthless in the first match and will continue to pose a stern challenge to the Indian batting. Overall, Australia looks very strong to go 2-0 up in the series.

For India, things are not looking very promising. Their skipper and their main batsmen Virat Kohli has returned to India for the birth of their first child. They suffered another massive blow after their ace pacer Mohammed Shami suffered a wrist fracture in the first match and has been ruled out of the series. 

The loss of Shami is even a bigger issue for Ajinkya Rahane as with Bumrah not in the best of form, their bowling looks very bleak.

India have announced their playing XI ahead of the Test match and there are plenty of changes. Shubhman Gill will make his Test debut and will replace Prithvi Shaw. Ravindra Jadeja will also make a cut into the team as a specialist all rounder. Mohammed Siraj will replace Mohammed Shami while Rishabh Pant will get an opportunity in place of Wriddhiman Saha. Indian batting is not in the best of form and against a quality Australian bowling, things won’t be easy. If India have to challenge Australia, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane will have to play a big role. 

Overall, the balance of the match is heavily tilted in favour of Australia but India is a class team and we expect them to perform better in the next game. 

AUS vs IND Live Streaming

India tour Australia can be watched live on Sony SIX, Sony TEN 1 and Sony TEN 3 in India. National broadcaster Doordarshan will also telecast the ODI and T-20 series from the tour.

Live Streaming  - You can enjoy this enthralling series on SonyLiv app along with Airtel Stream and Jio TV platform

AUS vs IND Toss Prediction

Toss will be very crucial. Melbourne has always been a bat first wicket and skippers will be looking to the same if they win the toss.

Weather Report

The weather is very promising for the first three days while some showers are expected on Day 4 of the Test match.

Pitch Report

Melbourne is one of the best wickets to bat on in Australia but this time the pitch curators might leave a little more grass on the wicket which may cause some trouble to the batsmen

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Australia vs India 2nd Test

Australia vs India

Australia Team News & Playing 11

AUS Team News

Australia are likely to field the same XI for this Test as the duo of David Warner and Sean Abbott has been ruled out of the second match as well. 

AUS Key Players

  • Steve Smith - Steve Smith has a fabulous record against India and even though he missed out in the first match, he’s expected to come back stronger in the next match.
  • Marnus Labuschagne - Marnus Labuschagne is another batsmen who’s been exceptional in the Tests. He looked good in the second inning of the Test match and will aim for a even bigger knock in the second Test.
  • Pat Cummins - Pat Cummins will lead Australia’s charge with the ball. He swings the ball at pace and with some extra bounce of the Melbourne wicket, he’ll pose a stern challenge to the Indian batsmen.

AUS Team Form 

Australia looks to be on a roll at the moment. They thrashed India in the Adelaide Test and looks good to go 2-0 up in the Test series. Players like Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne and Matthew Wade have some decent form behind them.

Australia Predicted Playing 11

Matthew Wade, Joe Burns, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Tim Paine(C/WK), Cameron Green, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood

India Team News & Playing 11

IND Team News

India are all set to make plenty of changes for the second Test. Virat Kohli, who’s return back to India and Mohammed Shami, who’s a fractured wrist are two confirmed changes. They’ll be replaced by Shubhman Gill and Mohammed Siraj. Ravindra Jadeja and Rishabh Pant are also set to replace Prithvi Shaw and Wriddhiman Saha .

IND Key Players

  • Ajinkya Rahane - Ajinkya Rahane has a fabulous record in Australia and in the absence of Virat Kohli, he have a big responsibilty on his shoulders. He’ll have to play a big role if India are to challenge Australia.
  • Chetshwar Pujara - Cheteshwar Pujara was the star of the Indian batting in their last series win in Australia. He’ll be looking to replicate his success this time around as well.
  • Jasprit Bumrah - 2020 has not been the best year for Jasprit Bumrah but we all know that he’s a quality bowler and can trouble the Australian batting.

IND Team Form 

After losing 2-0 to New Zealand in Tests, India were thrashed by Australia y 8 wickets in Adelaide. Players like Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara will have to play a big role for India but they’re not in the best of form.

India Predicted Playing 11

Shubhman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane(C), Hanuma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja,R ishabh Pant (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav

Australia vs India Team Form in Last Five Matches



AUS vs IND Head to Head

Australia have a great record against India in tests

AUS vs IND Head to Head Stats in Tests

Matches Played AUS Won IND Won Tie Draw
99 43 28 1 27

Australia vs India Betting Odds

Australia Bet365 Odds

  • AUS to win the match:  Australia are 1.33 to win with Bet365
  • AUS top batsman: Steven Smith at 3.25 is the best Australia batsman. You can also place your bet on Marnus Labuschagne at 3.75, Joe Burns at 6.00, and Matthew Wade at 5.50.
  • AUS top team bowler: Pat Cummins at 3.25 and Josh Hazlewood at 3.50 are their top bowlers. Other bowlers that can be backed are Mitchell Starc at 4.0, Nathan Lyon at 5.00 and Chris Green at 11.00

India Bet365 Odds

  • IND to win the match: India are 5.50 to win with Bet 365
  • IND top team batsman: Cheteshwar Pujara at 3.25 is the top Indian batsmen along with Ajinkya Rahane at 5.5, Mayank Agarwal at 5.5
  • IND top team bowler : At 3.0, Jasprit Bumrah can be backed as the best Indian bowler along with Ravichandran Ahswin at 4.0, Umesh Yadav at 4.5 and Mohammed Siraj at 5.5. You can also back Ravindra Jadeja at 5.50

Australia Betway Odds

  • AUS to win the match: Australia are 1.33 to win with Betway
  • AUS top team batsman : Steve Smith at 2.80 is the top batsmen for Australia, followed by Marnus Labuschagne at 3.5  Joe Burns at 5.0, and Matthew Wade at 6.0.
  • AUS top team bowler: Pat Cumming at 2.80, Mitchell Starc at 3.25, Josh Hazelwood at 3.25 and Nathan Lyon at 4.50 are their best bowlers

India Betway Odds

  • IND to win the match: India are 5.5 to win with Betway
  • IND top team batsman: Cheteshwar Pujara at 3.25 is the best Indian batsmen along with Ajinkya Rahane at 5.0, Mayank Agarwal at 5.0
  • IND top team bowler: Jasprit Bumrah at 3.20 and Umesh Yadav at 3.6, are India’s top bowlers. You can also place your bet on Ravi Ashwin at 3.75 and Mohammed Siraj at 5.0.

Australia vs India Prediction

Australia will be very confident after a scintillating victory in the last game. Without Kohli, India’s batting looks vulnerable while the loss of Mohammed Shami has sucked venom of their bowling attack. Australia are big favorites for this match.

Final Verdict

Australia to beat India at 1.33 at Bet365 and 1.33 at Betway.

AUS vs IND Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket-keeper

    Rishabh Pant at 8.5 and Matthew Wade at 8.5 are good picks. Pant scored a hundred in the warm up game and will replace Saha for the next match. Matthew Wade is also in some good form.   

  • Batsmen

    Steve Smith at 10.5 , Marnus Labuschagne at 9.0,  Cheteshwar Pujara at 10 and Ajinkya Rahane at 9.5 will form a strong batting order. Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschangne are Ausralia’s best batsmen while Cheteshwar Pujara was India’s star with the bat in the last series. In the absence from Kohli, Pujara will play a big role. Ajinkya Rahane also has a great record in Australia

  • All-rounders

    Ravi Ashwin at 9.0 and Chris Green at 8.0 are the all rounders of our team. Both of them had a decent game at Adelaide.

  • Bowlers

    Jasprit Bumrah, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood at 9.0 form a quality pace attack. All of them are top class bowlers and will enjoy bowling on the Melbourne wicket.

  • Captain/Vice-captain

    Steve Smith is our preferred choice for captain while Cheteshwar Pujara can be backed as his deputy.

AUS vs IND Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith(c), Cheteshwar Pujara(vc), Marnus Labuschagne

  • All Rounder:Ravi Ashwin, Chris Green

  • Wicket Keeper:Matthew Wade, Rishabh Pant

  • Bowler:Jasprit Bumrah, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood

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