Australia have won the toss and elected to bat in the 2nd Test of their tour at Delhi today. The Australian skipper Pat Cummins opted to bat first at what appears to be a batting friendly pitch. It is a big day for Cheteshwar Pujara who is playing his 100th Test match at the national level for India. Shreyas Iyer is also back in the squad replacing Suryakumar Yadav.
“We will bat first. The middle looks like there is grass but bare at both ends. Plenty of turn there, will be a good Test. Cam Green and Mitch Starc are not playing, but we have got Travis Head coming in for Renshaw, and Matthew Kuhnemann makes his debut,” Pat Cummins said at the toss.
India skipper Rohit Sharma said, “I would have batted first as well. The pitch is dry, but I think the application we showed last game put the toss away from the game. You just have to come out and play good cricket, and that has been the chat in the group to not worry about the toss.”
India leads the four-match series 1-0.
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2nd Test India vs Australia Match, Timing and Venue Details
Match: India vs Australia
Date: 17th – 21st February 2023
Time: 11pm EST (-1d) | 4am GMT | 9:30am Local IST
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, India
Playing XI for India and Australia in 2nd Test Match
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Srikar Bharat(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Peter Handscomb, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins(c), Todd Murphy, Nathan Lyon, Matthew Kuhnemann.
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