By Nonit Nassa
There’s only about a week left to see the fiery Australians take on the lashing Indians. The Border-Gavaskar Trophy test between Australia and India will begin on February 9, 2023, with the Kangaroos fully set to exact retribution on India.
Australia will have never lost a test series against any team after the 2020-21 Border Gavaskar Trophy, whilst India will face difficult opposition in New Zealand and South Africa. Even if it means facing a furious struggle against India, the Australian squad must maintain its present form.
According to the statistics, Usman Khwaja would represent an important test for the Indian squad since he gathered 1020 runs in his past 16 innings, similar to an Australian who is continuing his excellent batting form. Furthermore, Manus Labuschagne produced 930 runs in 15 strong innings and is one of the trustworthy hitters capable of producing a substantial performance against Asian nations; he did so against India as well, playing 9 innings and accumulating 436 runs. We hope that Steve Smith, who has scored 836 runs in his past 15 innings, can demonstrate the same brilliance against India by scoring 1742 runs, as he did in the Test against one of his favorite teams.
When considering the squad’s bowlers, the name of Australia’s captain, Pat Cummins, will be tough to overlook because he has so magnificently proven his ability to lead the team from the front by capturing 29 wickets in his previous 15 innings. With 45 wickets in his most recent 15 test innings and 94 wickets in 154 innings against India, Nathan Lyon is an equally effective bowler in Aisan conditions. Australia is looking forward to using its most seasoned spinner in light of the spin situation in Indian cricket. maintain his tempo during his assault on international teams When Mitchell stark is given the chance to play against India, he always shows off his talent and takes a good number of wickets. In the most recent test year, he proved this by recently producing 30 wickets in his last 17 innings, and Australia will be hoping he continues his extending trend against India as well.
India’s chances of qualifying for the World Test Championship are something Australia wants to make difficult because they are eager to play competitive cricket.