Indian Cricket Team would be eager to keep the winning run against Australia. The Men in Blue have won the last 3 Border-Gavaskar Trophy Series: 2017 (In India), 2018-19 & 2020-21. The Skipper Rohit Sharma would be tested as this is his first major Test Series as a captain.
This time, the Aussies have got a settled unit, unlike the 2013 & 2017 series. Their main test once again would be against the spinners, especially against Ravichandran Ashwin who has a good track record. There are chances that India may play with 3 spinners.
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Sanjay Bangar on Rohit Sharma
Sanjay Bangar was having an interaction with Star Sports and was asked about Rohit Sharma. “It’s a massive series for Rohit purely for the reason that whenever he was at his best, unfortunately, injuries made him sit out a lot of Test matches from 2015 to 2018. In 2018, when he was batting really well, he had to miss a Test match because he wanted to come back home to be with his family for personal reasons,” said Rohit Sharma.
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“He has already conquered in his mind the challenge of batting in English conditions in Test match cricket as an opener. Against England in India, we saw what a terrific series he had at home. So he obviously would keep this at the top of his to-do mark to do really well as a captain against the Australian team,” he added.
Steep Road Ahead for India
The management would be worried as the star batter Virat Kohli has looked a bit scratchy. At the same time, the batter doesn’t have a promising record against Australia in recent years where he hasn’t converted his starts which is a concern for the team.
With Shreyas Iyer ruled out of the 1st Test match, it would be interesting to see whether Suryakumar Yadav gets a game and most importantly how he gets used to the red ball. He could be the lighting spark as a breezy knock can change the complexion of the match.
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