Spin Is A Decider Of Direction In The Series.
Australia in India:Glen Maxwell is not playing in the four-match test series against India because of his injuries. The support cast of spinners will play a crucial role in the series.
A Test Series In India mostly goes to the spinners. India made it mandatory to include one or two left-arm spinners who can bowl at pace, along with star off-spinner R Ashwin, and play on tracks that usually turn from the first session of the first day. The results have been brilliant and the hosts have not even come close to losing a series in India.
This time around, there is a strong feeling that the Aussies might just be better prepared. And it has lot to do with their brilliant off-spinner Nathan Lyon and tall left-arm spinner Ashton Agar, who has been around for a while now.
While the performance of the spinners becomes extremely crucial in a series like this, it is equally important how the batters deal with the turning ball on such pitches. There is a strong feeling that the mercurial SuryaKymar Yadav will make his Test debut in Nagpur because of his ability to unleash the sweep shot, but Sriram feels the series will be decided by how Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara play.
"Surya is an excellent player, but test matches on Indian tracks are decided by batters who can take away back-to-back sessions from the opposition. And there have been great players of spin who don't play the sweep, including Virat. For me, Virat and Puajara are key, but they will be matched shot for shot by Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne. These two have all the experience, know how to play spin, and it is going to be a fantastic contest ", said Sriram.
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