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Australia Vs India 1st Test Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview

Australia Vs India 1st Test Prediction

It’s Australia Vs India in the 1st Test match of the series (starting 17/12/20), and here in our match review, we have all the information you need along with our match prediction.

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Match Preview

  • Australia Vs India – 1st Test Match, 17th December to 21st December, 2020.
  • The match comes from Adelaide Oval, and starts at 4am (UK time). This is the first of a four Test match series, and is the last leg of India’s tour of Australia.
  • This Test match is a Day/Night Test, and will be played with the Pink Ball. It is the first Day/Night Test between these two nations.
  • This will be the eighth Day/Night Test the Aussies have played at home. They have won the previous seven to date.
  • India have only played one Day/Nighter, at home to Bangladesh just over 12 months. It was a one sided affair with India winning by an innings and 46 runs.
  • India have named their playing XI already, it is –  Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
  • Australia have their main quick bowling trio of Starc Cummins and Hazlewood available. The trio will be supported by the spin of Nathan Lyon.
  • The pace trio excel under lights, with Starc in particular thriving in the twilight conditions. The left arm quick has 42 wicket at an average of 19.23 under lights.
  • Its in the batting where Australia are struggling. They have no David Warner to open the innings, and may have to go with the out of form Joe Burns and one makeshift opener. Or maybe they may opt to go with two makeshift opening batsman.
  • Exciting all rounder Cameron Green will make his debut, as long as he passes a late concussion test.

Australia Vs India 1st Test Prediction 17/12/20

This looks set to be an enthralling 1st Test match between the Aussies and Virat Kohli’s India team.

After losing the ODI series at the start of the tour, India bounced back and won the T20 series. Different format maybe, but the win showed Australia that this Indian outfit doesn’t get bullied.

The Aussies know India will stand up to them and won’t take a backwards step. India are a team that symbolise their captain, taking their lead from Kohli and his aggressive style.

Speaking of Kohli, and this is his only Test match of the series. The captain is returning to India after this match to attend the birth of his child.

Will this be India’s best chance to win a Test? Maybe, and if India do want to win this series, you have to believe that with Kohli absent after this Test, they need to get 1-0 up in the series and put the pressure on the hosts.

I can though, only go one way with my prediction for this match. The Aussies have the pace line up to get 20 wickets on this pitch, and in the night conditions.

Their experience will more than make up for the troubles at the top of the batting line up, and I have to go with Australia to win this Test match.

Prediction – Australia to win @ 4/6 with Betfair

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