India Vs Australia, 1st Test

Thursday, February 09, 2023 – Monday, February 13, 2023

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India Will Be Looking To Kick Off Their 2023 In Style, With A Mammoth Four-game Test Series Against Australia set to begin On February 9th. With The Border-Gavaskar Trophy on the line, as well as a potential spot in The Icc World Test Championship Final. This series is looking to be one of the biggest in cricket history. Australia and India are the two top-ranked Test teams in world cricket, but the recent outings between the sides have gone in the host nation’s favor. India has won the past three-Test series between the powerhouse outfits, with the Aussies last winning the trophy back in 2015. This match gets underway on Thursday, February 09, 2023 – Monday, February 13, 2023, at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur.

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Cricket Tips: India Vs Australia 1st Test  Match Preview

Australia has seen dominance from the Indian Test team. In the last 2 home Test series in Australia, India has emerged victorious both the times and also defeated Australia at The Gabba Brisbane where Australia were unbeaten in Tests.

Australia last won a Test series against India in 2014-15 while India has won the last 3 Test series against Australia.

Australia will be looking forward to taking revenge of the last 2 home series defeat while India will be focusing on maintaining their winning streak in the home Test series and also to reach the finals of the WTC 2023.

Team News


In the last few series we have seen India all over the Aussies in the red-ball cricket.

Indian batters Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan have earned their maiden calls in the red-ball cricket.

Probable X1

India’s squad for Australia Test’s: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul (vc), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat, Ishan Kishan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Suryakumar Yadav.


Australia certainly has an advantage over India when it comes to head to head Test stats.

In the Australian side, bowlers Todd Murphy and Lance Morris will be seen in the white jerseys for the first time

Probable X1

Australia’s squad for India Test’s: Pat Cummins (c), Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Lance Morris, Todd Murphy, Matt Renshaw, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner. 

Who Will Win: Cricket India Vs Australia 1st Test?

India is a strong team and can put any opposition under pressure. However, Australia will also look to bounce back in familiar conditions, and their batting and bowling line-up looks strong too. We are predicting a competitive test, with India being on the winning side and claiming a 1-0 lead.


India will enter the first test as favorites with odds of 1.65, and Australia will start with odds of 3.75.

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Prop Bets

Top bowler/wicket-taker- first innings (Australia)

The Aussie skipper Pat Cummins is at the top spot on the ICC rankings for Test bowlers. Cummins has picked 214 wickets in 47 matches. He has an average of 21.25. He is a one of the finest bowlers in the Australia bowling attack, Nathan Lyon is an experienced spinner and he has bagged a whopping 415 wickets in his Test career of 115 matches. He has ample experience of bowling against Indian batters and his spin abilities will be useful on the Indian soil. On this surface, it won’t be easy for the batters to take him on, and we expect Pat Cummins to be the leading wicket-taker for Australia in the first innings.

Top bowler/wicket-taker- first innings (India)

Mohammad Siraj is also in a good shape currently. He performed in the Test series in Australia and understands the format pretty well. He has picked 46 wickets in 15 Tests. Ravi Ashwin has been a key player in the Indian Test team for a long time. He has played 88 Test matches in which he has smashed 3043 runs and picked 449 wickets..The pacers can get a few quick wickets in the first innings, we are backing Mohammad Siraj to be the leading wicket-taker.

Top batter/run-scorer- first innings (Australia)

Steve Smith is always one of the top contenders when we talk about the best batters in all formats. He is looking in good form currently in the Big Bash League and he is undoubtedly one of the top Test batters in the Aussie squad. In 92 Test matches, Steve Smith has smashed 8647 runs and has an impressive average of 60.89. On The other hand Labuschagne is still maintaining his no.1 spot on the ICC rankings for Test batters. The 23-year-old Aussie batsman has scored 3150 runs in just 33 Tests. He has an average of 59.43. We expect Labuschagne to lead the team from the front again and be the top run-scorer for Australia in the first innings.

Top batter/run-scorer- first innings (india)

Shubman Gill has been in brilliant form recently. While opening for India in the ODI series against New Zealand, he smashed a double century. He is expected to perform well in the Australian Test series. He has scored 736 runs in 13 matches. He will be an important part of India’s batting line-up.

On The other hand, Virat Kohli is one of the finest Test batters and he handles the Aussie bowling unit quite well. In 104 Tests, Virat Kohli has smashed 8119 runs at an impressive average of 48.9. We are backing Virat Kohli to be the top run-scorer for India in the first innings.

Top Run Scorer

Batters will have the opportunity to score big on this surface if they survive a few sessions. Both sides have players who can convert. For this category, Steve Smith,Labuschagne,Shubman Gill, and Virat Kohli are our top picks.

Player of the match

We expect batters to dominate this game and Virat Kohli to perform well in previous innings. We are backing him too. Be the player of the match.


This is all about the cricket tips India Vs Australia 1st Test. Both teams are strong, and we are expecting the first test to stay alive till the last moments.

Fans will likely witness an entertaining and close match. We are backing India to win the first test  after a tough battle.

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