India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 1 Live Cricket Score, Ind vs Aus Live Score Online: Australia win toss, opt to bat; Umesh, Vihari in India’s playing XI

Ind vs Aus 2nd Test Day 1 Live Cricket Score Streaming Online, India vs Australia 2nd Test Live Cricket Score Streaming Online: India take on Australia at the Perth Stadium for the second Test.

Ind vs Aus 2nd Test Day 1 Live Cricket Score Online, India vs Australia Test Live Cricket Score Streaming: The new stadium in Western Australia will move from the historic WACA to the Perth Stadium and switch from its regular programming of limited overs cricket to Tests for the first time. The green grass on the surface promises bounce and pace and for a change, it is Indian seamers who are primed to make the most of the conditions. India lead the four-match series 1-0 and the hunger displayed could well shift to the second Test.

But, India have injury issues with Rohit Sharma and R Ashwin joining Prithvi Shaw in the sin bin. The 13-man squad threw up possibilities of Hanuma Vihari and Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Umesh Yadav or Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar/Umesh Yadav as the eventual XI. Australia, meanwhile, are an unchanged unit from the first Test.

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TOSS!

TOSS! Australia have won the toss and elected to bat in Perth

Pre-match reading

PREVIEW: Not since the West Indies bowlers of the yesteryears has so much attention been given to overseas seamers in Australia

From the nets: Hanuma Vihari sticks to the backfoot against Jadeja; Bhuvneshwar Kumar isn’t affected by the long term injury; and Kohli opts for the bounciest pitch at the nets to bat on

Shane Warne has his money on….

Shane Warne is backing Australia to win this. Will it be that way? “Good luck to both teams in Perth today for the second test ! Sorry to all my Indian fans, but given the pitch conditions, a hard, green bouncy & fast pitch – I think the Aussies will blow India away ! I hope Starc finds his form & gets 10 for the match & Finch gets a big 100 👍”

Toss is 10 minutes away

Both teams putting in final touches and last bits of words of encouragement before the second Test begins. 

Pitch Report

Michael Vaughan with the pitch report: “The live green grass will encourage the seamers. Expect plenty of seam and bounce. Don’t rule out the spinners either. I would rather be a bowler this week”. So are we going to see four seamers and no spinners? 

Australia squad: Tim Paine (c, wk), Josh Hazlewood (vc), Mitch Marsh (vc), Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Chris Tremain

India squad: Virat Kohli (c), Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (wk), Parthiv Patel (wk), Ravi Ashwin, Ravi Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

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