Only four days after registering a historic win at Adelaide, India will take on Australia at Perth in the second Test match beginning on Friday, December 14.
When does the match start and how to watch it live
The 2nd Test between Australia and India will start at 10:20 am local time, 7:50 am IST and 3:20 am BST.
Sony Six and Sony Ten 3 will provide live television coverage of the match in India, in English and Hindi, respectively. Live stream of the match will be available on Sony Liv and Jio TV.
2nd Test preview
Virat Kohli's men have been serenaded with a very green welcome to the capital of Western Australia and there is a good chance this Test match may not last its full quota of five days.
If Adelaide was trial by spin, Perth promises to be baptism by pace and both teams have plenty of firepower in their tanks to keep their respective opposition on their toes. The batsmen might quite literally have to be on their toes given the pace and bounce that promises to be on offer at Perth.
The current Indian batsmen, slightly moved from those of the past, actually enjoy the ball coming onto the bat with bounce. The likes of Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane are good back foot players while Cheteshwar Pujara has made a slight adjustment to his stance, standing upright to counter the bounce in Australia.
The pitch with a fresh green top looks like a quick man's paradise but that does not necessarily mean Australia holds the edge. The Indian pacers have shown in the recent past that they can trouble opposition batsmen on dangerous tracks. With injury to Ravi Ashwin, India is likely to go in with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, making it a pace quartet -- Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma -- who have different strengths that cover a lot of bases.
Australia, on their part, has an equally if not more potent seam attack boasting the fire and controlled fury of Mithcell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood. They will hope that their batsmen can provide able support to their bowlers in helping them draw level in the four-match series.
Given all the talks about the bowlers in the lead up to this match, it will come down to who bats better between the two sides and that team will most likely come away victors.
Global TV listings
- Australia: Fox Sports
- UK: Sky Sports Cricket
- South Africa: SuperSport
- USA: Willow TV
- Canada: ATN Cricket Plus (Asian Television Network)
- Bangladesh: Gazi TV (GTV)