In the most anticipated test match for the Border Gavaskar Trophy, Team India will take on Australia starting on Thursday in Nagpur. The match will be played for the Border Gavaskar Trophy.
After a thrilling comeback in Australia, India won the 2020-21 edition of the series by a score of 2-1 to claim victory. Fans are anxiously anticipating the commencement of the mouthwatering showdown, and cricket experts are currently giving their input to the teams, which is making the series even more exciting.
Mitchell Johnson, who played pace for Australia in the past, offered some words of wisdom to the touring team on how to put pressure on the Rohit Sharma-led side.
Johnson said that the side led by Pat Cummins should bat first a couple of occasions and produce a good total in the first innings as a means of putting a lot of pressure on India. Johnson stated that this would be an effective strategy.
“If Australia is able to bat first a couple of times early on in the series on grounds that are anticipated to take a reasonable amount of spin and post respectable first-innings totals, then this will put a little bit of pressure back on India.
The Australian team now has four spinners, but the Indians won’t be afraid of any of them. The Indians will respect Nathan Lyon’s expertise and test record, but they won’t be afraid of any of the other spinners.
The Indian batting lineup is known for their deft footwork and excellent spin hitting “Johnson mentioned this in his column that he wrote for The West Australian.
The most recent test match between India and Australia took place in Nagpur in 2008, and Johnson was only successful in taking one wicket during the match.
The former has asserted that the Nagpur pitch will not have any swing, and that it will be challenging for the pacers to bowl there because of this.
In spite of this, he went with Nathan Lyon as his option among the bowlers who have the potential to find additional bounce on the surface.
“This week will mark the return of the Australian cricket team to Nagpur to play a Test match there for the first time since 2008, when Jason Krejza grabbed 12 wickets. You should prepare for an early pitch that is extremely flat and devoid of any grass.
There won’t be much swing, and the quicks will have a really difficult time of it because of the conditions. Given Lyon’s ability to generate more bounce with his deliveries, the first Test match being played in Nagpur could be a good experience for him “said Johnson.
Matchups between India’s top players, including as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and R. Ashwin, among others, are shaping up to be some of the most exciting yet in the upcoming series between India and Australia.
Given that the matches are scheduled to take place on spin-friendly surfaces, it is only natural that the Indian spinners will be the focal point of the home team’s strategy.
On Thursday, the first test match will be played at the VCA stadium in the state of Maharashtra.
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