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Thursday, October 16, 2008

India Vs Australia 2nd test Mohali – India and Australia once again ready for intense battle

After some intense battle during first test match at Bangalore both team once again ready to go at Mohali when they take on each other in 2nd test match starting from 17th of October.

As we have witness during first test match, Australia needs a punching knock from one of their bowlers to bowled out India twice to get the match wrapped up which they failed to do during first test match.

On the other hand India will hope that their captain able to play and get back into the forms to help out other bowlers. Indian team also need one of their top five to get big runs in the 2nd test match since each batsman got start in the previous game but failed to convert it to big score.

In batting Australia are really worried about the form o their two prime players M.Hayden and M.Clark. Both were unable to score in the first test match and Australian Captain Ricky Ponting will be hoping for big scores from one of these two to make pressure on the Indians.

Watch out for

Z.Khan: He not only able to grab the Man of the Match award with the brilliant performance with both bat and bowl but also flying high on confidence and is ready to go against the Australians as he was indicated during the post match presentation at Bangalore.

M.Hayden: During first test match at Bangalore he made only 0 and 13 in two innings and he is due for some big score. Hayden's dominant nature of batting will be crucial to the tempo of the Australian innings.

Pitch and conditions

Toss will play another important role at Mohali. Due to rain in last two days there will be some moisture in the wicket which will provide swing for the fast bowler in the first session of play so whichever team won the toss will probably have a bowl.

Team News

India is unlikely to make any changes until their captain Anil Kumble is declared unfit and if he will not play then Munaf Patel or Amit Mishra get into the Playing XI. Due to S.Clark elbow injury he is likely to sit out and new fast bowler Peter Siddle will probably make debut in 2nd test match against.

Stats & Trivia

Sachin Tendulkar needs another 16 runs to become the leading run getter in test cricket.

Indian team able to win two out of their last four matches played here and they look to continue their good show at Mohali.

Likely Playing XI for both teams (Match is schedule to begin at 09:30 AM India Time from 17th October)

India Squad: Gautam Gambhir, V.Sehwag, R.Dravid, S.Tendulkar, S.Ganguly, V.V.S.Laxman, M.S.Dhoni (WK), H.Singh, Z.Khan, A.Kumble (Captain), I.Sharma.

Australia Squad: S.Katich, M.Hayden, R.Ponting (Captain), M.Hussey, S.Clark, B.Haddin (WK), S.Watson, C.White, B.Lee, M.Johnson, Peter Siddle.


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posted by KANISH RANJAN @ 7:44 PM  
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