India Focus on sweepstakes ahead of Australia Tests.

Rishabh Pant is not in the team due to his accident. Indian cricket team will think over left- handed batting.

Feb 4, 2023 - 15:47
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India Focus on sweepstakes ahead of Australia Tests.
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India will be playing against kangaroos in the Test series for the Border- Gavaskar Trophy. The Australians ramped up their preparations with SG balls at home, made solid accusations about BCCIs tendency to sabotage practice games on previous tours and then landed in India to train at a secluded venue in Alur. It's all about avenging two consecutive Test series defeats at home in the last four years. 

With Rishabh Pant ruled out of the team, India have lost their counter attacking card against spin. Because Pant is out of the series, the selectors have turned to SuryaKumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan to balance the team. Ravinder Jadeja recently proving his match fitness has come to limelight and the team management is keen on having a left handed option in the middle order. 

Shreyas Iyer seems to be doubtful starter for the first Test in Nagpur next Thursday but the selectors are unlikely to name a replacement and Surya's case becomes stronger. It will be quite interesting to see if Shubman Gill is trusted to bat in the middle order, something that the selectors and team management have deliberated on for some time now. 

The focus of Indian Cricket Team will be to sweep more. Surya has shown the ability to sweep well. The four-day training in Nagpur ahead of the first test may be largely about Indian batters perfecting the sweep and adopting an attacking game against spinners. The kangaroos are here full of energy, motivation and quality. They had a successful tour of Pakistan last year which demonstrated their ability to conquer subcontinental conditions. It is going to be an interesting match between men in blue and men in yellow. 

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