Australia vs Pakistan 2nd Test Match Prediction, Playing 11, Pitch Report, Injury News and Dream 11 Picks

Read the Pitch Report, Injury News, Playing 11 and Dream 11 Match Prediction of Australia vs Pakistan 2nd Test Match at Melbourne.

Australia vs Pakistan 2nd Test Match Preview: Australia will once again look to dominate the match against the weak-looking side Pakistan at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, on December 26, 2026.

Australia dominated the first match and won it by 360 runs, which is a huge margin in the test match. David Warner shut all the haters, especially Mitchell Johnson, who was not happy with the Warner selection in the squad, but it was Warner who scored 164 runs in the first innings. Every player of Australia scored some runs to give a total of 487 in the first innings against Pakistan.

Pakistan has to score more, and the batting unit needs to do a lot more, especially Babar Azam, who is known as their best batter, but since the World Cup, he has been struggling with the form. However, there will be a few changes in the playing 11.

When and Where To Watch Australia vs Pakistan 2nd Test Match

MatchAustralia vs Pakistan 2nd Test T20 Match
Date & TimeDecember 26, 2023, 5:00 AM IST
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne 
Where to WatchSony Live

Player Injury Report For Australia vs Pakistan 2nd Test Match

Abrar Ahmed has a slight chance of playing in the next match, and Shahzad might miss the 2nd test match against Australia.

Australia vs Pakistan Head-to-Head Test Record

Match Played70
Australia Won35
Pakistan Won15

Weather Conditions For Australia vs Pakistan 2nd Test Match

The sky will be clear, and it is going to be a full-day match.

Pitch Report of Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, In Australia vs Pakistan 2nd Test Match On December 26, 2023

Match Played116 Matches
Batting first won56 Matches won
Batting second won42 Matches won
Average 1st innings scores307 Runs
Average 2nd innings scores313 Runs
Average 3rd innings scores252 Runs
Average 4th innings scores171 Runs
Highest Team innings total624/8 by AUS
Lowest Team innings total36/10 by RSA

Melbourne Cricket Ground has been one of the well-balanced pitches in the test matches where everyone does get something from the pitch. In the first half of the first day, the bowlers get enough swing to trouble the batter, but later, it’s easy to score runs. However, on the 5th day, spinners do come into play and can change the course of the match.

Team Preview Of Australia

Australia will play with the same team and will likely dominate the match again. It is hard for bowlers to bowl in hot conditions, but Australian paces are used to the conditions, which makes him one of the best.

Important players for the Australia Team in the match against Pakistan

1- David Warner scored a century in the last match and will be looking to score again in the next match, as he does have a great record against the Pakistan team. He has an average of 83.35, scoring 1417 runs in 11 matches.

2- Usman Khawaja has been great for the Australian team, but this year might be his last as he is already 36 years old and has played 66 test matches in which he has a 47.20 average, but his average against Pakistan is the best. He has a 93.58-run average against Pakistan in 9 matches.

3- Mitchell Marsh played amazing innings in both innings in the last match against Pakistan. Scoring 153 runs in two innings made him the highest run scorer in the match, and he also took one wicket.

Team Preview Of Pakistan

Pakistan’s batting unit needs to perform better than their previous match, and if they don’t, it will be the same result or even worse. The senior players need to perform better, and the bowlers must also take wickets cheaply.

Important players for the Pakistan Team in the match against Australia

1- Saud Shakeel was the best test player for the Pakistan team in term of last year, as he scored 927 runs in 8 test matches. This is a huge opportunity for him to show his amazing batting skill against Australia. In the last match, he scored just 52 runs, including both innings, and Hazlewood took his wicket both times.

2- Babar Azam will look to turn around his form in the test match against Australia as he has a 44.38 run average against the Aussie recently, but he can do better than his record. He has scored 956 runs in his last 10 matches with an average of 50.32.

3- Aamer Jamal was the only bowler of Pakistan who looked lethal in the last match, taking 7 wickets in two innings, and that in his debut game was an amazing bowling performance.

Australia vs Pakistan 2nd Test Match Dream 11 Picks

Wicket-Keeper: Sarfaraz Ahmed

Batters: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith

All-Rounder: Mitchell Marsh, Faheem Ashraf

Bowlers: Shaheen Afridi, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Aamir Jamal

Safe Captaincy Choices: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Hazlewood

Safe Vice Captaincy Choices: Faheem Ashraf, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc

Risky Captaincy Choices: Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon

Risky Vice Captaincy Choices: Babar Azam, Shan Masood

Australia vs Pakistan 2nd Test Match Prediction

Australia will be the favorite to win the match.

Australia vs Pakistan 2nd Test Match: Probable Playing 11 of Australia

David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

Australia vs Pakistan 2nd Test Match: Probable Playing 11 of Pakistan

Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood(c), Babar Azam, Saud Shakeel, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w), Agha Salman, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Aamer Jamal, Imad Wasim Jr.

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