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IND vs AUS 1st Test: The highly anticipated India vs Australia test series is set to begin in just two days. In the opening test of a four-match series AKA the Border Gavaskar Trophy, India will take against Australia on February 9 at Nagpur. In this article, we will cover the weather forecast of Nagpur city, the pitch report of Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium, and predict who will win the 1st test IND vs AUS

Both sides have arrived in Nagpur and have begun strenuous practice sessions to get them ready for the tough battle. India enters the series after sweeping Bangladesh 2-0 in a three-match away series, while Australia’s most recent Test match saw Australia defeating South Africa 2-0 at home in a three-match series.

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In this Border-Gavaskar Series, Rohit Sharma will be keen to lead India for the first time and would want the Indian Cricket Team to get to another World Test Championship final. To face the in-form visitors who have some injury concerns going into the series opener in Nagpur, the host team will welcome players like Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin.

In this red-ball format, the two teams will clash at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium for the second time. The last Test match held here took place back in 2017, and Ravichandran Ashwin completely destroyed the Sri Lankan batsmen, finishing with marvelous figures of 8 for 130.

The 1st Test Match is to be played at Vidharbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur, Maharashtra so let’s check out the weather forecast and Pitch report for the 1st Test match IND vs AUS.

IND vs AUS 1st Test: Weather forecast

IND vs AUS | 1st Test of Australia tour of India 2023 will be played from February 9 to February 13 at Vidharbha Stadium in Nagpur, India. The match begins at 9:30 AM IST.

IND vs AUS 1st Test Weather forecast and pitch report for 1st Test | Who will win the 1st Test | India vs Australia 1st test Border Gavaskar Trophy
Ind vs Aus 1st Test, weather.com

According to weather.com, from February 9 (Thursday) to February 13 (Tuesday), the weather conditions are favorable for a cricket match. The temperature of India’s Nagpur city will be 32° Celsius during the day and drop to 14° Celsius at night. The sky will be crystal clear throughout the duration of the match.

The chances of rain are 0% during all 5 days and so on all 5 nights. The humidity is ranging between 30% in the daytime and 50% at the night and winds will blow toward the North-East at the speed of around 5-8kmph on the first 2 days and around 13kmph on 3rd and 4th day. So, no Signs of rain interrupting the match.

IND vs AUS 1st Test: Pitch Report

The first Test match of the Australia tour of India is going to be held at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium. What can we expect from the playing surface during a test match under subcontinental conditions? Like other wickets in the nation, the pitches at the VCA Stadium have primarily benefited spinners while also helping quicker bowlers. Although early in the game, the batsmen could find it relatively easy to score runs, the sweltering heat will come into play, aiding the tweakers in demonstrating their superiority in the longest format at the stadium.

IND vs AUS 1st Test Weather forecast and pitch report for 1st Test | Who will win the 1st Test | India vs Australia 1st test Border Gavaskar Trophy
VCA pitch report

The average first-innings score in The Vidharbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur is 324. The average second, third, and fourth innings scores are 362, 247, and 197 respectively. obviously favors scoring in 20-over contests. The highest total here on this ground is 610/4 by India against Sri Lanka back in 2017

IND vs AUS 1st Test: Who Will Win the 1st Test?

India and Australia, both stand among the strongest teams when it comes to the Red-Ball format. Where the Indian lineup is shining with superb class batsmen likes of Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma, and spin masterclass Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Kuldeep Yadav, Australia on the other hand have the class of Steve Smith, the aggression of David Warner and intend of Marnus Labuschagne and spin of Nathan Lyon and Ashton Agar.

Both teams are equally balanced on man-to-man marking but defeating India in India is like snatching the morsel from Lion’s jaw, which is never going to be easy. Hence India is expected to win as home conditions are muchly favorable to them.

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