2 bowlers from the current Indian squad who has more than 50 wickets against Australia
The first Test between India and Australia will be played on 9th February.
India and Australia are all set to lock horns with each other in the four-match Test series. Both Australia and India are in red-hot form and with pitches likely to be spin-friendly, it’ll be a treat to watch spinner from both sides. India is just 2 wins away to claim the No.1 spot in the ICC Test ranking and if they achieve the feat they will become only the second team in history to be No.1 in all three formats of the game at the same time. The series is also crucial in the context of the World Test Championship as it most likely will give us the finalists.
2 players from the current Indian squad who average more than 50 against Australia
The first game of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy between the teams will be played on February 9th in Nagpur followed by the second Test to be played on 17th February in Delhi. The third game between India and Australia is slated to take place on 1st March in Dharamshala whereas the last game will be played on 9th March in Ahmedabad.
Beating India at home in Tests is a dream that every Test-playing nation has. The Indian Cricket Team is extremely a dominant force at home and there have been few chief architects behind this. As the first Test between India and Australia is just a couple of days away from now, we take a look at bowlers from the current Indian squad who has more than 50 wickets against Australia
R Ashwin – 89
R Ashwin arguably has been one of the best spinners India has ever produced. He is the leading wicket-taker from the current Indian squad against Australia as he has taken 89 wickets in just 18 matches. Be it in India or Australia, the off-spinner has often troubled batters and made them look clueless. He has an average of 31 against the opposition and has taken 5 five-wicket hauls. Over the years the ace off-spinner has been the mainstay of the Indian bowling line-up in the longest format of the game. Time and time again he has proved his mettle. The premier off-spinners tally of more than 440 Test wickets in just 88 matches depicts the kind of impact he has in Test cricket. He is currently on 449 wickets and is the second-highest wicket-taker for India in the longest format of the game. With conditions expected to be spin-friendly, Ashwin can prove to be the biggest threat to Australia.
Ravindra Jadeja – 63
Ashwin’s partner in crime, Ravindra Jadeja is the second Indian bowler from the current squad who has taken more than 50 wickets against Australia. The spin duo of Ashwin and Jadeja has been instrumental in India’s success against Australia. Jadeja with his left-arm spin has given batters a horrendous time on the pitch. He has okay just 12 games against Australia and in those games, he has scalped 63 wickets at an average of 18.85, which depicts the kind of impact he has had in the series against Australia. Not only this, he has 3 five-wicket hauls as well. His absence in the Indian team this time around would be a confidence booster for India and his battle against Steve Smith, who is the best Australian batter, will be a thing to watch out for as in the last few series he has troubled him a lot.
ICC picks a few battles to watch out for in BGT:
Rohit vs Cummins
Kohli vs Lyon
Smith vs Jadeja
Pujara vs Hazlewood
Warner vs AshwinAdvertisement
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