Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Australia v India, 2nd Test, Sydney

Australia and India face off in the second Test of their series. Australia dominated the first Test. Unless India makes serious changes, we may see the same result. India looked strong in their first innings, but the Australian attack was massive. Their bowlers came out in the second innings and made short work of India. Australia is strong at home, especially in Sydney. Lets face it, they are strong wherever they play. But India has the pieces they need to pull off a win, they just need to put them in the right places. Anil Kumble may still be learning his way around, but I think he's done OK so far. Perhaps one more spinner (I know, I know, who is that spinner?). Sachin Tendulkar was reported to be ill, but should be OK come game time. I think Kumble will put Zaheer Kahn in the line up, but right now it's anyones guess. India is facing a monster opponent, but they have plenty of fight and I think they will not go down as easy this in this Test.

Probable starters:
Australia 1 Phil Jaques, 2 Matthew Hayden, 3 Ricky Ponting (capt), 4 Michael Hussey, 5 Michael Clarke, 6 Andrew Symonds, 7 Adam Gilchrist (wk), 8 Brad Hogg, 9 Brett Lee, 10 Mitchell Johnson, 11 Stuart Clark.

India 1 Wasim Jaffer, 2 Rahul Dravid, 3 VVS Laxman, 4 Sachin Tendulkar, 5 Sourav Ganguly, 6 Yuvraj Singh, 7 Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), 8 Anil Kumble (capt), 9 Harbhajan Singh, 10 Zaheer Khan/Irfan Pathan, 11 RP Singh.

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