Test series 1 between India and Australia begins in December with the first match starting at La Dale. The Test series was preceded by two three-day practice matches between India and Australia. In the second practice match, Team India captain Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and elected to bat first. The decision to stay was wrong and the team’s score at one point was 123-9. From here, fast bowler Jaspreet Bumrah hit a half-century to take his tally to nearly 200. During the match, the Australian A bowlers bowled brilliantly and destroyed India’s top order. Seeing this performance, former Kangaroo spin bowler Brad Hogg criticized the Indian batsmen. Former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer has taken great pleasure in doing so.
In the first innings, India’s top-order batsmen Mayank Agarwal (02), Hanuma Vihari (1), skipper Ajinkya Rahane (04) and Habshabh Pant (00) were disappointed. Apart from that, Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal scored nearly 40 runs. The veteran Australian wrote, “India’s top order batsmen need to know where their off stump is, they need to be taught to throw a good length ball and they have to chase the ball out of the off stump. It has to be avoided.” Jaffer stopped his speech with funny comments.
– Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hog) 12 December 2020
Replying to a tweet, Wasim Jaffer wrote, “Australia needs to know what is at their top right now.” I can tell you that Jaffer wrote this because the Kangaroo team was hurt for a while. Solving the problem. Team opener David Warner and young batsman Will Pukowski have been ruled out of the first match against India in La Dale due to injuries. Jaffer thus targeted the Kangaroos’ top plate.
Australia need to know who their top spot is #AusvInd https://t.co/tRlrGdoqEi
– Wasim Jafar (@ Wasim Jafar 14) 12 December 2020
Australia A’s first innings was reduced to 108 in reply to India’s 194 in the first innings of the second practice match. During this period, Indian fast bowlers Mohammad Shami and Navdeep Saini took three wickets each. Apart from that, Jaspreet Bumrah got two wickets and Mohammad Siraj got one. On the strength of the first innings, India got a good lead of 86 runs. In the second innings, the Indian batsmen performed brilliantly. From India, Hanuma Vihari and Habshabh Pant batted vigorously, scoring centuries.