Cricket followers across the globe have been gearing up for the much-awaited Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia. Both sides will sq. off for the primary match of the four-Test collection on 9 February at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur.
While India — the reigning winner of the bilateral collection — will look to proceed their dominance on dwelling soil, the Aussies are getting ready their finest to place up a nice problem towards the hosts. Ahead of the primary recreation, Cricket Australia shared a put up on its official Twitter recalling India’s disastrous batting within the opening Test of the 2020-21 Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
In what could be known as one of many greatest collapses within the format’s historical past, the Indian group was bundled out for simply 36 runs within the second innings of the day-night Test. Following the below-par batting, the guests suffered a huge 8-wicket defeat.
However, India managed to show the tables round within the coming fixtures in a dramatic trend.
They got here roaring again within the second match in Melbourne and levelled the collection. Then, Ravichandran Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari’s heroics helped the Indian aspect finish the Sydney Test in a draw earlier than registering the historic win within the ultimate Gabba Test, to win the collection 2-1.
Referring to the final word results of the stated collection which was within the favour of India, former India cricketer Akash Chopra took a dig at Cricket Australia and gave a sarcastic reply to the above-mentioned tweet. Responding to the video which contains India’s 36-all-out innings, the commentator quipped, “And the series score-line? Just asking.”
Australia have been going by means of particular coaching periods as a way to get accustomed to the slower pitches within the subcontinent. Their main concern stays Indian spinners like Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, who’re a part of the squad and are anticipated to don the whites within the opening fixture.
Apart from them, a variety of senior batters together with Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara will even return to motion. Additionally, in-form kids like Shubman Gill, who has been in spectacular type lately, might work as a large confidence enhance for the hosts.