The Australian team has reached India and is currently preparing for the Border Gavaskar Trophy at Alur in Bengaluru.
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The series of four Test matches between India and Australia is going to start from February 9. There are still four days left for the series to start but the rhetorical phase has started from Australia. They are already trying to put pressure on India with their different strategies. Former India batsman Wasim Jaffer and spin bowler Harbhajan Singh Told that in fact all this is nothing but fear of Australia.
Australian team captain Pat Cummins, star batsman Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja have said a lot about the preparation of this series. At the same time, his coach McDonald also targeted the BCCI that the visiting team was not being given a good pitch for preparation. Now the veteran players of India have also taken the lead.
Pitch is a challenge for Australia
For the preparation of the series, Australia has called an Indian bowler like R Ashwin to bowl in the nets so that their batsmen can prepare. Tweeting on this, Jaffer wrote, ‘Five days are left in the first test. From now on, Ashwin has entered the minds of Australian players. However, Harbhajan’s opinion was different from this. He shared the picture of the pitch and wrote, ‘This is what is going on in Australia’s mind at the moment.’ Before the start of the series, there is a lot of discussion going on about pitch and spin bowlers.
First Test is five days away and @ashwinravi99 is already inside Aus head 😅 #INDvAUS #BorderGavaskarTrophy https://t.co/H1BNpj3PP8
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) February 4, 2023
This the main thing they have in their head 👇 https://t.co/5hepKjSAiU pic.twitter.com/eGWddhE5FU
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) February 4, 2023
Australia rely on spin bowlers
Australian captain Pat Cummins on Saturday said that his team is not thinking too much about the spin combination as they have experienced off-spinner Nathan Lyon for the four-Test series against India starting in Nagpur on Thursday. There are many options available for help. The Australian team touring India has included finger-spinner Ashton Agar along with Mitchell Swepson to support Lion.