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IND vs AUS Test Series: Hero of only victory by Australia in last 16 years on Indian soil, Steve O’Keefe predicts ‘this team can beat India’: Follow LIVE UPDATES

IND vs AUS Test Series: Hero of only victory by Australia in last 16 years on Indian soil, Steve O’Keefe predicts ‘this team can beat India’: Follow LIVE UPDATES

IND vs AUS Test Series – IND AUS TEST Record: Australian Test Cricket Team hardly had an success in India in last 15 years. Since the 2004 Nagpur test, the Aussies have beaten India only once on the Indian soil. In 15 Test Matches, India has won 11 and Drawn 3. Australia’s only victory was […]

IND vs AUS Test Series – IND AUS TEST Record: Australian Test Cricket Team hardly had an success in India in last 15 years. Since the 2004 Nagpur test, the Aussies have beaten India only once on the Indian soil. In 15 Test Matches, India has won 11 and Drawn 3. Australia’s only victory was delivered in Pune in 2017 courtesy Steve O’Keefe. The former Australian cricketer now has a piece of advice for Pat Cummins squad, CHECK OUT: Follow India vs Australia Series LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN & IND AUS LIVE Streaming on Hotstar.

O’Keefe told the Herald and The Age, that Cummins squad is better placed than the 2017 team. According to him, Australia can beat India this time, the achievement they have managed just twice since 1969 – win a series in India.

“I’m so bullish about this team,” he said. “A lot of those guys who are part of that (2017) experience would have learned so much from that. At times we got close, and the next time becomes a little bit easier. I believe that is going to be the case this time.

“We’re going over with a strong batting group who play spin really well. Marnus (Labuschagne) hasn’t played over there but is a good player of spin, we’ve seen that already. Cameron Green is elite, so I feel this group is strong.”

Since 2004 Nagpur TEST

  • Australia has played 15 Test Matches vs India in India
  • They have just won 1 TEST in Pune (2017)
  • Australia has lost 11 Tests, Drawn 3
  • Steve O’Keefe took 12 Wickets for just 70 Runs to win PUNE test for Australia
  • Australia though lost the series 2-1.

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IND vs AUS Test Series: Hero of only victory by Australia in last 16 years on Indian soil, Steve O’Keefe predicts ‘this team can beat India’: Follow LIVE UPDATES

What is O’Keefe’s advice to Australia? Steve O’Keefe has three simple pieces of advice for the current touring team: beware the ambush, be ready to pounce, and bat big.

O’Keefe claimed match figures of 12-70 during the first Test in Pune on the 2017 tour, the best an Australian bowler has achieved in India. Despite that early victory, Australia lost the series 2-1.

“I think they went the sucker punch first-up where they could get ahead in the series,” O’Keefe told the Herald and The Age.

“They very rarely give you an opportunity. And when you can sniff it, you’ve got to take full advantage of it. You’ve got to try and find a way to accelerate the game, so you’re so far ahead of them that they’re coming from well behind.”

The first Test of this four-match series begins on February 9 in Nagpur, which last hosted Tests in 2015 and 2017 against South Africa and Sri Lanka. Both were dominated by India’s quality off-spinner Ravi Ashwin.

IND vs AUS Test Series: Hero of only victory by Australia in last 16 years on Indian soil, Steve O’Keefe predicts ‘this team can beat India’: Follow LIVE UPDATES

IND AUS TOUR Schedule – Test series

  • IND vs AUS 1st Test: February 9-13 in Nagpur
  • IND vs AUS 2ndTest: February 17-21 in Delhi
  • IND vs AUS 3rd Test: March 1-5 in Dharamshala
  • IND vs AUS 4th Test: March 9-13 in Ahmedabad

Australia TEST Squad INDIA: Pat Cummins (captain), Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Lance Morris, Todd Murphy, Matt Renshaw, Steven Smith (vice-captain), Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner

India Test Squad AUSTRALIA: The hosts, on the other hand, have announced their squad for the first two Tests. Jasprit Bumrah is still nursing his back injury and is not part of the 17-member team. India has included Ishan Kishan in the unit with wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant in recovery after a car accident.

Ravindra Jadeja is back in India’s Test set-up but his inclusion is subject to fitness. He has already passed the FITNESS TEST by playing in Ranji Trophy game for Saurashtra.

Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Suryakumar Yadav

Here’s all you need to know about the India vs Australia Test series 2023

India vs Australia Test series 2023 Schedule

Game Date Time (IST) Venue
1st Test February 9-13 9:30 AM Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur
2nd Test February 17-21 9:30 AM Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
3rd Test March 1-5 9.30 AM Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
4th Test March 9 -13 9:30 AM Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad

Broadcast Details

The broadcast of the IND vs AUS Test series will be live on Star Sports Network and digital streaming will be available on the Disney+Hotstar app and website.

  • IND vs AUS Test Series LIVE on 11 Star Network Channels
  • The series will be streamed LIVE in 6 languages i.e Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, English, Kannada & Malyalam.
  • Disney+ Hotstar will STREAM the series LIVE
  • Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri, Matthew Hayden in the COMMENTARY Panel.

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