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India vs Australia 2nd Test Predictions & Tips - India set for another big home win

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Last updated: 15 Feb 2023
Ralph Staniforth 15 Feb 2023
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  • Watch the 2nd Test of India vs Australia from 17 to 21 February (04:00 GMT)
  • India have lost just twice in their last 44 home Test matches
  • Can the Aussies bounce back in Delhi?
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India to cruise to another win in Delhi (Getty Images)

India vs Australia Predictions


Australia were paltry in the first Test and one can only hope they will be more competitive in Delhi. The value is however all on India considering their home record. Rohit Sharma scored a century in the first innings so I'm looking at him in the run scoring markets.
  • India vs Australia Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • India Form
  • India Injuries & Team News
  • Australia Form
  • Australia Injuries & Team News

  • India have won 10 of their last 11 Test matches at home against Australia.
  • India have won 35 of their last 44 home Test matches.
  • India are unbeaten in 42 of their last 44 home Test matches.
  • India’s Rohit Sharma scored 120 runs in the 1st innings of his last Test match.
  • Australia have won 4 of their last 6 Test matches.
  • Australia’s Steven Smith averages 60 away in India.
  • Australia’s Steven Smith has scored 90 + runs 4 times in 7 Test matches in India.

Head to Head


India have won three of their last four Test matches against Australia. The hosts destroyed Australia by an innings and 132 runs in the first Test in Nagpur.

India Form


India’s complete dominance on home soil continued in the first Test against Australia. The visitors won the toss and correctly elected to bat on a pitch that was going to turn big on the final few days.

The hosts however bowled superbly early on as Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami removed both openers. It was then left to the spinners with Ravindra Jadeja taking 5-47 and Ravi Ashwin 3-42 as Australia were all out for 177 runs.

In reply, captain Rohit Sharma scored 120 to lead the charge. The rest of the top and middle order got starts but failed to kick on. Jadeja however managed his way to 70 runs and Axar Patel scored 84 in a total of 400.

Ravi Ashwin stole the show in the second innings, taking 5-37. Shami and Jadeja took two wickets each with the visitors all out for 91 runs.

India Injuries & Team News


Given their dominance in the first Test, India could go into the second game unchanged.

Australia Form


Australia arrived in India high on confidence having come off superb home series wins. But if they ever doubted how tough this tour would be, they certainly lost all that doubt now.

The Aussies were woeful in the opening Test as they were bowled out for 177 runs batting first. It was the easiest conditions for batting but only Marnus Labuschagne (49) and Steven Smith (37) looked capable of handing the spin.

India then piled on 400 runs with Todd Murphy proving to be the one highlight for Australia. The young spinner took 7-124 in 47 overs. Disappointingly, experienced Nathan Lyon only managed one wicket in his 49 overs.

Worse was to come as Australia were all out for 91 in the second innings. The batting lineup looked completely incapable of handing the Indian spinners, bar Steven Smith who top scored with 25 runs.

Australia Injuries & Team News


Doubt remains over Mitchell Starc. The left-arm quick couldn’t play in the first Test, but the feeling is still touch-and-go whether he will be ready for Delhi.

Verdict

India dominated to such an extent in the first Test that it is hard to see Australia mounting a comeback. I am backing Rohit Sharma to top score for India.

For Australia, the value is still with Steven Smith who looked reasonably solid among the chaos around him.

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