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2nd Test: Aus go in favourites at Perth

December 12, 2018 18:26 IST

India beat Australia only once at the WACA in Perth in 2008 out of the four times the teams have played each other. Now with the match being played at a new venue, history beckons both teams. 

Following is a fact box on the second Test of the four-match series between Australia and India:

Australian cricket players chat with coach Justin Langer during a training session at the WACA in Perth on Wednesday

IMAGE: Australian cricket players chat with coach Justin Langer during a training session at the WACA in Perth on Wednesday. Photograph: Paul Kane/Getty Images


Perth Stadium - Capacity: 60,000


December 14-18. Play starts at 1020 local time (0220 GMT)

AUSTRALIA (World ranking: 5th)

Squad: Aaron Finch, Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine (captain), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Chris Tremain, Peter Siddle.

Coach: Justin Langer

INDIA (World ranking: 1st)

Squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Parthiv Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Coach: Ravi Shastri


Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka), Chris Gaffaney (New Zealand)

TV umpire: Nigel Llong (England)

Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)


Previous Australia v India Tests in Perth (WACA ground)

Matches: 4

Australia wins: 3

India wins: 1

YEAR      WINNER        MARGIN  

1977      Australia     2 wickets

1992      Australia     300 runs

2008      India         72 runs

2012    Australia     innings and 37 runs


First Test (Adelaide):

India won by 31 runs.

Third Test:

December 26-30 10:30 am (2330) -- Melbourne Cricket Ground

Fourth Test:

January 3-7 10:30 a.m. (2330) - Sydney Cricket Ground


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