3rd Test Match- India Vs Australia- 16 To 20 Mar 2017- Aus Dominate Day 1-Who Will Win?

After being humbled in 1st test match and struggling for most part of 2nd test match, India came back from behind (courtesy R Ashwin and R Jadeja) to beat a strong Australia side by 55 runs.

The crucial 3rd test is under way from 16 Mar on wards. Day 1 belonged to Australia.

Which team will dominate Day 2? Which way will the match head on? Who Will Win? Just wait and watch.

Analysis

India

  • Murali Vijay replaces A Mukund (why was he played)
  • L Rahul, V Kohli and K Nair will fail.
  • Two out of Murali Vijay, A Rahane, C Pujara will be involved in rescue act.
  • Expect a century out of one of these three players in 1st innings.
  • Remaining batsmen will be mere passengers.
  • R Ashwin and R Jadeja will cause some damage.
  • I Sharma and U Yadav will struggle.
  • Capability- max 300 runs in each innings.

Australia

  • P Cummins replaced injured M Staarc.
  • G Maxwell replaced M Marsh- to strengthen batting.
  • All top seven batsmen in great form.
  • S Smith will go on to score a double century- gritty player.
  • M Marsh and M Wade will strengthen first innings.
  • Two out of M Renshaw/D Warner/ S Marsh/P Handscomb will score more than 80 runs in second innings.
  • P Cummins, N Lyon and Steve O Keef will rattle wickets. SO Keef may capture 8 wkts .
  • Capability- max 450 runs in each innings.

Comparison

  • Australia batsmen are more complete than Indian counterparts.
  • Spin power same on both sides.
  • Aus have an edge in pace attack.
  • Aus all rounders are more promising.
  • V Kohli off the field may withdraw a bit of aggression from Indian team.
  • Overall, Aus is very strong.

Likely Scores- Aus- 450 and 275, India- 325 and 250

Likely Winner- Australia

 

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