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| On Updated : Dec 25, 2020 3:04 PM IST

AUS vs IND Dream11 Team Prediction Tips for 2nd Test Australia vs India 26 December

AUS vs IND Dream 11 Team: The 2nd Test of the India tour of Australia will commence on 26th December, which is also called the Boxing Day Test. In the last encounter, the visiting team, India registered their lowest test score of 36 in the test match history. The Australian team would be upbeat ahead of this match due to their performance and track record. The openers Wade and Burns showed good confidence in their approach against Indian bowlers and would like to give a good opening stand. While Labuschagne and Smith will provide stability to the middle-order. The players like Head and Paine have been impressive in the longest format and will be the key players in crucial situations. The pacers trio Cummins-Hazlewood-Starc will use their experience to contain the opposition batsmen.
On the other side, the Indian team would look to recoup from a shattering loss in the last match. The team’s batting order looked troubled with the accuracy and pace of the Australian bowlers. Many changes are expected for this match, with Virat Kohli also returning to India for the birth of his child. The two experienced batsmen, Rahane and Pujara will have a burden on their shoulders to push the team ahead in the remaining test matches. While Bumrah and Ashwin have been impressive across all the formats of the game and are the key bowlers for the visitors.

Match Info

2nd Test, India tour of Australia, 2020-21
Australia vs India
Date- Saturday, December 26, 2020
Time- 10:30AM (Local time)- 05:00AM (IST)
Stadium- Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Streaming- Live on Sony Six (TV) and Sony Liv (App)

Last match at the venue- Australia 467 & 168/5d won by 247 runs against New Zealand 148 & 240 in the 2nd test match of the New Zealand tour of Australia 2019/20

Test Rankings:
AUS – 1
IND – 3

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AUS vs IND Dream11 Team Prediction

AUS Team News

The Australian team is looking in sublime form and is the leading team in the World Test Championship. In the first test match, the bowlers performed brilliantly to dismiss the Indian team on a low score. While David Warner has joined the team but has fitness issues and will be a part of the third test match. The team is expected to play with the same playing XI in the AUS vs IND Dream 11 Team prediction.

AUS Playing 11 (expected)

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

IND Team News

Ajinkya Rahane will lead the Indian team in the absence of Virat Kohli. The team has announced to make 4 changes in the Playing XI for the 2nd test match. Shubman Gill is set to make his test debut and comes in the place of the struggling batter Shaw. While, Pant, Siraj, and Jadeja are favoured in the place of Saha, Shami, and Virat respectively.

IND Playing 11

Shubman Gill
Mayank Agarwal
Cheteshwar Pujara
Ajinkya Rahane(c)
Hanuma Vihari
Ravindra Jadeja
Rishabh Pant(wk)
Ravichandran Ashwin
Umesh Yadav
Jasprit Bumrah
Mohammed Siraj

AUS vs IND Today Match Prediction

If players like Hazlewood and Cummins maintain the same accuracy and pace, the Australian team is again expected to be dominant in this test match. It will be a match-up between two sides having world-class players like Smith-Labuschagne for Australia and Pujara-Rahane for India. With the inclusion of Jadeja, the Indian team is expected to show a good amount of fight in the AUS vs IND Today match prediction.

AUS vs IND Dream11 Prediction Captain, Differential Picks

Captain picks

M Wade- The player who has been influential across all the formats of the game is surely a captain pick due to his experience and form.
Test Career Record- 1481 Runs, Bat. AVG. 30.85

M Labuschagne – One of the most important batsmen of the Australian team has the patience and skills to stabilize the middle-order in the pressure situation and can be a good pick for your fantasy team.
Test Career Record- 1512 Runs, Bat. AVG. 60.48

A Rahane- The captain of the Indian team played an important knock in the first innings of the inaugural test match and can be the best pick due to his track record in the longest format.
Test Career Record- 4245 Runs, Bat. AVG. 42.45

Vice-Captain Picks

T Paine- A player who has been impressive in the lower middle-order for the Australian team for the past 1 year. Along with the leadership skills, he has a knack of snatching tough catches behind the stumps as well.
Test Career Record- 1403 Runs, Bat. AVG. 33.40

C Pujara- A player who has been terrific in the test matches for the Indian team is the vice-captain pick for the 2nd test match. Although he could not perform in the first test match, still has the capability to come back harder.
Test Career Record- 5883 Runs, Bat. AVG. 48.22

S Smith-The experienced player who has proved time and again his consistency across all the formats of the game is one of the best picks for your AUS vs IND Dream 11 prediction.
Test Career Record- 7229 Runs, Bowl. AVG. 62.31

Differential Picks

R Jadeja- One of the most consistent players in the Indian team who has the ability to contribute in all the departments is a differential pick for your fantasy team.
Test Career Record- 213 Wickets, Ball. AVG. 24.62 and 1869 Runs, Bat. AVG.35.26

T Head- In the last encounter at MCG in 2019 against New Zealand, he was named as the player of the match and would like to use his experience and skills in this match as well.
Test Career Record- 1098 Runs, Bat. AVG 40.66

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Harshit Rathi @cricketharshit

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