After the first matched ended in a draw, India A and Australia A will lock horns again on July 29, 2015, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium for the 2nd unofficial Test. The matched at 9.30 local time, with India A winning the toss and deciding to bat first.
A few changes in the India A squad, skipper Virat Kohli included for the test. Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli will start the Indian innings.
Varun Aaron, who was missing from the first test, will also join the Indian team today, and runs are expected from his young player.
It will be interesting to see how Lokesh Rahul, who was fantastic in the first test, performs this time.
For team India’s batsmen, the test holds importance as runs from respective bats will ensure a birth for the upcoming Test matches again Sri Lanka, starting on August 12.
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For now, Varun Aaron, Umesh Yadav, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Amit Mishra are like to bat for the team, as their performance has been at par as expected.
With Kohli joining in, this only seems like a better side for the Indians.
On the Australian A side, much is expected from wicketkeeper Wade. Also, much is at stake for all-rounder Marcus Stoinis, who needs to show off for this test.
Kohli will also get an India of the pitches in Sri Lanka, which are expected to be on the same lines as the one in Chennai.
Can the Indian side shine ahead of the upcoming series against Sri Lanka?
India A: Cheteshwar Pujara, Karun Nair, Varun Aaron, Shreyas Gopal, Naman Ojha, Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli, Abhinav Mukund, Baba Aparajith, Pragyan Ojha, Shardul Thakur
Australia A: Usman Khawaja, Cameron Bancroft, Joe Burns, Steve O’Keefe, Ashton Agar, Peter Handscomb, Callum Ferguson, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Gurinder Sandhu, Andrew Fekete