IND vs AUS: Decoding the Indian Side Against Australia In The 1st Test: The India vs Australia Test series is a highly anticipated event in the cricketing world, as these two teams are known for their competitiveness and quality of play. India has a strong batting line-up led by the likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Cheteshwar Pujara. On the other hand, Australia has a well-rounded team with a potent pace attack featuring the likes of Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc.
Both sides had played plenty of games together and had performed wonders in their previous encounters. India is indeed one of the best sides in the world and has a huge winning percentage in Asia. IND vs AUS 1st Test is scheduled to be played on 9th February 2023 at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur, India, at 09:30 AM IST.
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Suryakumar Yadav
The Indian batting line-up looks strong, with Virat Kohli back in form and expected to handle the middle order along with Cheteshwar Pujara. Rohit Sharma will open the innings, while Shubman Gill is expected to accompany him. Pujara is a potential threat to the Australian bowling line-up, as he had shown his worth in the previous edition of the Border Gavaskar Trophy.
I don’t find Rohit Sharma that impactful in Test, but one cannot deny that he is a beautiful timer of the ball. India is yet to fix its opening pair, but looking at the recent tours, Gill will open with Sharma in the 1st Test.
After Kohli, Pujara is the man who can destroy the Australian bowling line-up. Pujara had shown his worth in the previous edition of the Border Gavaskar Trophy, and it is expected that we will witness his heroics again in Nagpur.
As Jasprit Bumrah is still injured, Mohammad Siraj may lead the bowling line-up for team India. Siraj performed well on the bouncy track. Dravid and co should involve Mohammad Shami in the first test squad, as someone like Shami don’t allow batsman to settle on the crease. Talking about the spin attack, Kuldeep Yadav has shown potential in his recent tours. With the likes of Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin in the squad, the spin attack looks lethal too.
IND vs AUS is regarded as the pinnacle of any rivalry, with intense pressure on and off the field. Both sides are the best in the world, and India is expected to win the first game.
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