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Test cricket in India moves from 'reviewgate' to Ranchi. A lot has happened in last couple of weeks. After losing the first test, India underperformed in the first innings for second test. But a dramatic bounce back brought Australia under pressure and India nailed the second test. It also involved a lot of controversy that involved sledging to reviewgate episode. Finally we are back to cricket and certainly the issues would leave a mark in the next two matches. It would be good to see if India has got enough confidence to clinch the next two matches or would Australia continue their good form from first test and again be the team to beat.

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The DRS saga is assumed to be ended amicably. But will it not carry forward any mark in the Ranch test remains a question. Hopefully the focus stays on good cricket.

Indian pitches have been under scanner recently. The Pune pitch was rated poor whereas the Bengalure pitch was termed below average. It remains an exciting factor to see how the Ranchi pitch behaves.

Early reports suggest, the pitch is going to support the spinners more. This would again be a plus point for both Australia and India. For a change the visiting team has got good performances for their spinners. At times, they have looked better than the Indian spinners.

Overall, Indian batting hasn't been upto the mark. The way the batsmen scored runs against England was a completely different story. But the team owes a lot to Pujara and Rahane who stood tall in the second test against the Aussie attack. As far as consistency is concerned, KL Rahul has done a good job so far. Murali Vijay is set to make a comeback to the team at Ranchi.

For Australia, Mitchell Starc is ruled out due to an injury. He is replaced by Pat Cummins. Even Nathan Lyon is troubled by a finger injury. The squad details are mentioned below:

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Murali Vijay, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Ravichandaran Ashwin, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Karun Nair, Jayant Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav and Abhinav Mukund.

Australia: Steve Smith (captain), Jackson Bird, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb,David Warner, Ashton Agar, Matthew Wade (wicketkeeper), Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Stephen O'Keefe, Matthew Renshaw, Marcus Stoinis and Mitchell Swepson.

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India vs Australia 2nd Test Match 

Indian team and cricket fans were stung with a drubbing at Pune. India, considered favourites went down in a humiliating defeat against Australia in the first test. A long unbeaten streak came to an end and right said by Virat Kohli, it was an eye opener for the team. India, now 1-0 behind but ready to bounce back takes on Australia at Bengaluru in the second test match.

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It is a rare story that Indian team goes one down in a test series at home. Especially when they are at supreme form. Just concluded couple of test series where the score lines were 4-0 (against England) and 1-0 (against Bangladesh).

The team could manage to score hardly 110 runs in each innings of Pune test. They were completely cornered by the Aussies as they were handed over a 333 runs mammoth defeat. Steve Smith scored a century in those tough batting conditions whereas Steve O'Keefe took 12 wickets in total.

Virat Kohli expressed his concerns over the team's performance. At the same time he assured the team won't ever perform that bad again. Additionally he assured for a bounce back in the second test.

After a humiliating defeat, we can certainly see some changes in the Indian playing XI. Probably Ishant Sharma and Jayant Yadav will have to make way for Karun Nair and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. Australian team has declared no changes for the playing XI.

Hopefully Indian team comes up with a good fight and nails a victory at Bengaluru. That would make the series rather interesting. If Australia manages another win, India would be down 2-0 with no chance to nail the series. One more thing, let's hope Indian team takes sensible reviews as far as DRS is concerned.

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India vs Australia 1st Test Preview and Live Streaming Details

India vs Australia 1st Test Match Preview

India sits comfortably on the top of ICC Test rankings separated by other teams with a huge difference. Indian team would love to continue its scintillating run in the test format and further widen the gap between first and second position. In their path towards further dominance, they lock horns with the might Australians who are always the team to beat. India vs Australia 2017 cricket series will consist of four test matches. Australia hasn't tasted success in India since a while now. Indian team is already in top form and hence it makes Australia's life further difficult.

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India vs Australia 1st test will be played from 23rd Feb 2017 at Pune. Indian fans can watch live cricket streaming on HotStar and Star Sports HD network. Also enjoy live telecast with Hindi and English commentary.


Last time when Australia visited India for a test series in 2013, they were battered 4-0. Steve Smith, current Australian captain would certainly have some strong game plans to avoid such a drubbing again. Keeping in mind the spin amicable conditions in India, Australia have included four spinners in their squad. 

They need some really good plans to tackle Indian spinners like Ashwin and Jadeja who have created a havoc in the opposition camps in the past. Not to forget, they need some good strategies to contain Indian in-form batsmen like Kohli, Pujara, Murali Vijay, Ajinkya Rahane and Saha. Even the likes of Ashwin are in golden touch with the bat.

Indian coach Anil Kumble has stated that they will treat Australia as any other team. There are hardly any changes in the Indian squad that defeated Bangladesh recently. Likes of Murali Vijay, Pujara, Rahane are all retained for the Border Gavaskar trophy.

It would be an absolute treat to watch quality cricketers like Kohli, Pujara, Ashwin, Warner, Smith, etc in action for a long four test match series. Below mentioned is the squad details:

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Karun Nair, Jayant Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Abhinav Mukund & Hardik Pandya.

Australia: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Matthew Renshaw, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade (wk), Steve O’Keefe, Ashton Agar, Usman Khawaja, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Jackson Bird, Mitchell Swepson and Glenn Maxwell.