| On Updated : Dec 25, 2020 5:00 PM IST

IND vs AUS Today Match Prediction 2nd test India vs Australia dream11 team Today 26 December

AUS vs IND today match prediction: After a demoralizing defeat in the first game, India will be taking the field with a make shift captain in Ajinkya Rahane in the absence of Virat Kohli. Mohammad Siraj will make his debut in the absence of Mohammad Shami. India are already without Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma. That takes out 4 world class players missing the series which means Australia don’t have to do anything special to beat this B team.

Lets take a look at AUS vs IND dream11 prediction

AUS vs IND dream11 match today

In AUS vs IND today match prediction, lets see the strengths and weaknesses of both the sides

Strengths

Australia (AUS)

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  • Steve Smith missed out in the previous game and is almost written in stone that he is going to get a daddy hundred in this game along with Marnus Labuschagne.
  • Their fast bowling unit is majestic and they proved why they are the #1 side in tests when they came back from nowhere in the previous test.
  • They are playing against a India B team and it really shouldn’t worry them from going 2-0 up in the series.

India (IND)

  • Their only strength at the moment is the spin twins in Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja as the conditions will suit their bowling.

Weaknesses

Australia (AUS)

  • Nathan Lyon may not like the conditions on offer at MCG as he relies on over spin and MCG is not traditionally known for it.

India (IND)

  • Their bowling is nowhere close to their best in the absence of Mohammad Shami and Ishant Sharma.
  • There is no Virat Kohli and the batting has hit rock bottom at the moment.
  • Australia is always a tough place for a debutant bowler for the visiting side and India will have Mohammad Siraj making his debut for them.

Form guide (Last 5 games)

AUS- WWWWW

IND- LLLWW

Records at Melbourne (Test format)

AUS- 64 wins, 31 defeats and 17 draw in 112 games

IND- 3 wins, 8 defeats and 2 draw in 13 games

AUS vs IND playing11

AUS playing 11

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

IND playing 11

Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah

AUS vs IND prediction: who will win today?

The odds are favoring the Australians in AUS vs IND who will win today match prediction according to betting sites.

Bet365- AUS- 1.33, IND- 6.00, Draw- 7.50

Betway- AUS- 1.30, IND- 5.50, Draw- 7.00

AUS vs IND dream11 team prediction tips

There are some prominent names in both the sides although its safe to go with 7 Australian players and 4 Indians for AUS vs IND dream11 prediction.

Steve Smith: He is surely going to get a big hundred in this game and legends like him won’t go without a hundred in 2 consecutive matches that too against an Indian B attack.

Marnus Laubschagne: He looked prominent in the 1st game and scored 47 runs in the 1st innings under difficult circumstances. He should enjoy his time in MCG where the conditions are relatively easier for batting.

Pat Cummins: He was the game changer along with Josh Hazlewood in the 1st test. A dream spell of seam bowling and Indians had no clue then. With no Virat Kohli, Indians are in deeper trouble and these bowlers are sure to return with handful of wickets.

Josh Hazlewood: The points that are all mentioned for Pat Cummins above, all applies to Josh Hazelwood as well.

Other picks: Cameron Green, Joe Burns, Mitchell Starc and Cheteshwar Pujara can all be good picks.

Today AUS vs IND match score: Team batting first will look to score around 350

Today match pitch report: The wicket will be a decent batting wicket but there should be something for bowlers throughout to keep them interested.

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