India vs Australia Live Streaming: It's predictable to forecast bowling attacks featuring four fast bowlers for a cricket Test in Perth, where the pitch has traditionally offered extra pace and bounce.
Usually, though, the discussion revolves around an Australian battery of quicks and rarely would that prospect extend to India's attack.
But with off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin ruled out of the second Test because of a side strain, India selectors are considering it. Australia, meanwhile, confirmed its starting XI on Thursday and stayed with its three frontline pace bowlers and off-spinner Nathan Lyon.
Nobody really knows 100 percent what the wicket will do at the new stadium in Perth, which is being used for the first time in a Test match and is within sight of the famed old WACA ground. Curator Brett Sipthorpe has been trying to prepare a wicket to imitate the conditions at the WACA.
India won the series-opening Test in Australia for the first time earlier in the week, holding on for a 31-run victory late on day five in Adelaide. A win in the second of four Tests would ensure Virat Kohli's lineup retains the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, and put India in an ideal position to clinch its first-ever Test series in Australia.
But the win in Adelaide came at a cost for the visiting squad, with Ashwin injuring his left abdomen as he bowled 52 overs in the last innings and batsman Rohit Sharma jarring his back while fielding. Teenage top-order batsman Prithvi Shaw remains unavailable because of an ankle injury he sustained before the series.
Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been included in a 13-man squad, along with first-Test pacemen Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah — heightening speculation about the four-pronged pace attack — and spinning allrounder Hanuma Vihari is a potential replacement for Rohit Sharma.
India isn't expected to finalize a starting XI until just before the toss on Friday, but the prospect of a green, fast wicket doesn't concern skipper Kohli.
Here's everything you need to know about the second Test between India and Australia:
When will the India vs Australia fixture take place?
The second Test between India and Australia will take place between 14-18 December, 2018.
Where will the match be played?
The second Test between India and Australia will be played at the Perth Stadium.
What time does the match begin?
Day's play will begin at 7.50 am IST. Toss will take place at 7.20 am.
Which TV channels will broadcast the India-Australia Tests?
The match will be telecast on Sony Sports Network in both standard as well as HD format.
How do I watch the match online?
The match will be live streamed on sonyliv.com. You can also catch live updates on firstpost.com.
With inputs from AP
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