India won the first two Test matches against Australia in Nagpur and Delhi to win the Border-Gavaskar Trophy for the fourth time in a row. However, Australia defeated India in the third match in Indore to even the series at 2-1 going into the final Test.
Sunil Gavaskar, a former captain of India, thinks the lack of a potent pace attack is the main factor behind India’s preference for rank turners, which have led to Test matches ending in less than three days.
“Getting 20 wickets in India won’t be simple. Without your star bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami and a bit inexperienced Mohammed Siraj, I don’t think the bowling attack is such a threat on many Indian grounds (strong). But India can likely take 20 wickets with a little assistance from a dry pitch. I believe that is how these pitches are prepared, Gavaskar told India Today.
Jasprit Bumrah hasn’t played since the India-Australia T20 series in September of last year, and according to The Indian Express, he’ll also miss the World Test Championship Final and the rest of the IPL 2023.
Gavaskar continued, “India had no other choice but to make it to the World Test Championship Final (than producing turning tracks). If your assault had been more potent, you might have been able to make a different decision, but your spinners are your strongest players, therefore I believe these pitches are being made. A flat pitch that allows the batters to dominate is not what you want. The batters’ temperament is being tested by these deliveries.
India won the first two Test matches against Australia in Nagpur and Delhi to win the Border-Gavaskar Trophy for the fourth time in a row. The series was then tied at 2-1 going into the third Test in Indore.
India was dismissed for 109 on the opening day of play after winning the toss and choosing to bat first, while Australia went on to secure an 88 run advantage in the first innings.
The visitors only had 76 runs to score in their second innings after the hosts could only muster 163, which they completed early in the opening session of the third day with nine wickets in hand.
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