India vs Australia Melbourne Pitch Report
It has been a long while since the last international Test was played at Melbourne Cricket Ground. The pitch is expected to be flat which might be difficult to bat on initially but after staying at the crease for a while and getting used to it the batsmen would feel more comfortable. Seamers can expect decent movement off the deck. Spinners will also have a fair amount of say as the pitch wears off after the first few sessions. Batting first would be the preferred choice here and hence the toss will play a crucial role.
There will be more than a few youngsters on the Indian side, who will be playing their first international Test at this venue. Players like KL Rahul, Shubham Gill and Mohammed Siraj have a huge opportunity to prove themselves among the best players against one of the toughest sides. Similarly, it is a huge occasion for Ajinkya Rahane, who will lead the side in absence of Virat Kohli.
The name of the game is patience and the youngsters would have to play with a kind of maturity fitting the occasion. The Indians would do well to avoid their mistakes from the first match.
Australia would be pumped up for the upcoming contest, riding on the confidence from the previous match. They would enjoy the familiar conditions of home which would certainly be a big advantage.
India vs Australia 2020 Live Streaming/Telecast Details
WHAT: India vs Australia
WHEN: December 26 at 05.00 AM IST
WHERE: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
TELECAST: Sony SIX, Sony TEN 1 and Sony TEN 3 HD/SD channels
LIVE STREAMING: SonyLiv
LIVE SCORE UPDATES: https://www.news18.com/cricketnext/cricket-live-scorecard/