Australia v India: Virat and Rohit’s half-finished Test series worrisome – India v Australia Australia Manoj Chaturvedi says it is not good that Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are not playing a full Test series.

(Manoj Chaturvedi)
The India-Pakistan Test series between Australia and England has been featured in the India-Australia Test series this century. That is why this Test series is still eagerly awaited. The Indian team, led by Virat Kohli, responded by beating Australia 2-1 in their home series for the first time in the 201-1 Test series. This flame has been further ignited.

Virat Kohli will return to paternity leave

The absence of Steve Smith and David Warner was said to be the reason Australia lost the Test series last time out. Both will be present at this time. But this time there is a problem in the Indian team that captain Virat Kohli will go on paternity leave after playing the first Test, while Rohit Sharma is not in the first two Tests due to fitness.

Team India is training hard

The power of attack increased

Winning the series is an opportunity for Team India to prove that it is not a team dependent on a particular player. There was a time when Indian teams relied on favorable spinners for victory and a friendly atmosphere and wickets were not available on overseas tours, this victory was out of reach. But in the last few years, Team India has changed a lot and is playing cricket dominating the world. It doesn’t matter what kind of wicket the host country is preparing for. Now she has learned to give her best even in the environment she has created. The reason for this is to fall victim to a rapid attack. India’s fast bowlers are confident of taking 20 wickets from a rival team. It is believed that the Indian team management has now fed the same spinner in Test matches played on foreign soil.

Full readiness to give Australia the right answer

Australia’s fastest trio Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Hazelwood have always been considered dangerous. But now Jaspreet Bumrah’s fast attack has the strength to give him a level playing field and he has proved it on the last tour. Steve Smith says that if we are bowled against on a small pitch, we have the ability to face them. Do you remember the Australian batsmen giving such gestures to the Indian fast bowlers in the past? This means that they have to focus on Indian fast bowling. It is true that this time Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav will not have veteran bowler Ishant Sharma. But either Navdeep Saini or Siraj can be fed and the edge of the attack can be maintained.

Coach Shastri said- Best attack

Indian head coach Ravi Shastri called the Indian fast attack the best in the world. Because of his better performance than Australia’s fast bowlers on the previous tour. In the series played at La Dale and Perth, the Australian bowlers managed to take all 40 wickets in the Indian innings. But he could not figure out how to get rid of the Indian batsmen in Melbourne and Sydney. In both the Tests, the Indian bowlers played a key role in Australia winning the series for the first time in Australia. Off-spinner Ashwin also took six wickets in the first Test, but could not play the rest of the Test. He is perfectly fit this time around, although Nathan Lyon has proven to be more effective at home than he is and could be in danger.

There are some unresolved questions

There are some unresolved issues facing India in this series. The first question is who should start the innings with Mayank Agarwal. This question would not have arisen if Rohit Sharma had been there. Prithvi Shaw and Shubhaman Gill are the two contenders. The Earth side says he has experience playing Tests and he plays with full courage. He doesn’t care who the bowler is. But their problem is their defense. Due to this lack, he could not turn a good start in the IPL into a big game. Gavaskar is of the opinion that Shubhkar Gill should be given a chance among the best openers in the history of cricket. When Rohit Sharma arrives for the last two Tests, his game will depend on the performance of the openers.

Saha or Pant? Who will get the chance

It will also be confusing who will play as wicketkeeper between W Dhiman Saha and Habshabh Pant in front of Team India management. Saha’s wicketkeeping is quite good, but a better collection is needed if he is to stand near the stumps on a slow wicket. Australia’s wicketkeeper will stand away from the stumps as the wicket gets faster. In such a situation feeding isabha pantla would be a good option. He has further strengthened his claim by scoring a century in a day-night practice match. Anyway, Pant has played a key role in helping India win the series by scoring an unbeaten century in the 2018-19 tour. There is no doubt that Saha’s batting is also good but in this case he seems to be far from Pant.

Even in the face of hardship, how will the giant be compensated

Virat Kohli’s captaincy or batting, he is always successful in making an impact in all. His absence will definitely be missed after his first Test. In his absence, the captaincy thing is that Ajinkya Rahane is fully capable of carrying out this responsibility. He has led India to victory in the Dharamsala Test against Australia and the only Test against Afghanistan. But it will be a little difficult to compensate for Virat’s batting.

The responsibility will be on the priest

Staying in the absence of Virat Kohli will require extra effort with Cheteshwar Pujara. Remember, Pujara was instrumental in the victory of the last series, scoring 521 runs. If both continue, the outcome of the series could be in India’s favor.

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