The second Test match between India and Australia will begin in Perth tomorrow. After a thrilling 31 runs win in Adelaide Test, India will be motivated and will look to continue their dominance over the hosts.
India will have to make at least two changes in their last game's playing XI as R Ashwin and Rohit Sharma have been ruled out of this Test due to injuries. Hanuma Vihari and Ravindra Jadeja might replace them and if India goes with four pacers then Bhuvneshwar Kumar will play.
On the other hand, Australia will have to win this game if they want to stay alive in this series. Australia are unchanged and will be hoping for a better performance from their top order batsmen.
All the major stats and facts ahead of the second Test between Australia and India in Perth :
1. Head to Head -
|Venue||Tests||Won by IND||Won by AUS||Drawn||Tied|
0 - Tim Paine hasn't won a Test yet as captain. He has captained Australia in 4 Tests, of which lost 3 and 1 Test ended in a draw.
10 - Optus Cricket Stadium, Perth will be the 10th Australian venue to host Test cricket.
50 - Ravindra Jadeja needs 1 more wicket to complete 50 Test wickets against Australia.
191 - Mitchell Starc has taken 191 wickets at an average of 28.31 in 46 Tests and needs 9 more wickets to become the 17th Australian bowler to achieve the milestone of 200 Test wickets.
1100 - Virat Kohli has scored 1100 runs at an average of 55 in 11 Tests this year - the only batsman in the world to score more than 1000 Test runs this year.
1977/78 - India haven't won more than one Test in a single series in Australia since 1977/78.