The four-match Test series between India and Australia will begin today. The first Test will start at 9.30 am in Nagpur. To stand in the race for the final berth of the World Test Championships..
The four-match Test series between India and Australia will begin today. The first Test will start at 9.30 am in Nagpur. In order to be in the race for the final berth of the World Test Championships, this series has to be won by a minimum of 2-0. But with Pant injured, Iyer absent and Bumrah still not recovered, it has become interesting to see how the team combination is going to be. Two are competing in Pant Place. Bharat, who is the reserve keeper, and Ishan Kishan, who is new to the team. Among them, Kishan is likely to be inclined.
Pant is like that.. Being a young left-hander, he can get a final berth. The opening combination of Rohit and Rahul is going to continue. Pujara in the first down, then Kohli in the top 4. But Gill and Suryakumar Yadav are competing for Iyer’s place, who should come in the fifth position. Considering Gill’s form, there are chances that he will enter the ring. Analysts predict that Surya will be limited to the bench.
And Jadeja is in the spin all-rounder quota. Jadeja, who played a re-entry match in Deshwali, was hit with the ball. Ashwin remains in the next place. However, there is a chance for a third spinner as the Nagpur pitch is suitable for spin. Drop Akshar Patel? Whether Kuldeep will get a chance is a suspense till the last moment. Siraj and Shami will enter the ring as pacers. Siraj’s good form is a plus for India.
And Australia is entering the ring once again with the dream of defeating India on its home soil. Last year’s series in Pakistan, the Aussies, who showed their power in the Neggi subcontinent, are confident of defeating India this time. Warner, Labushane and Steve Smith staying in form is a matter of concern. Khawaja is also a dangerous batsman. The middle order is strong with Travis Head and Renshaw. The spin duo of Nathan Lion and Ashton Agar have to be careful. Due to Hazlewood’s injury, there is a chance of Starc joining Patcummins in the ring. Steve Smith can play a hand as the third spinner.
And Australia made a fuss on the Nagpur pitch. Former Aussies are angry that the pitch is made in favor of spinners. But in Australia, they make pitches in your favor. And if India wants to reach the WTC final, it will be enough to win this series in four scenarios like 2-0, 3-1, 3-0, 4-0. And what will Manolu do.. Let’s see in the series starting from today.
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