Who can forget the heroics of Indian Team in 2018 – 19 series down under where they got a thrilling 2-1 series victory.
And so the Indian Team is back in Australia looking to recreate the history.
However, things are really difficult for Team India this time.
Let’s look at a few factors that will be crucial in this series :
India will be missing Rohit Sharma in the first two tests.
Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja are injured as well and it’s not clear when they will join the team.
Virat Kohli will not be available after the first test as he will leave for the birth of his first child.
On the other hand, even Australia has some injury concerns.
David Warner is not fit for the first test while his replacement Will Pucovski also got injured in the practice game.
India have only played 1 Pink Ball test while Australia have already played 7 of them.
Australia is the most successful and unbeaten team in Pink Ball Tests while India has got their solitary win against Bangladesh at home.
3. Return of Smith and Warner
Indian Team did win their last test series here but in that series Australia were missing Steve Smith and David Warner due to their suspension.
They are back into business now and have piled up huge runs since then.
For India, the most crucial players are Cheteshwar Pujara and their pace trio that will miss Ishant Sharma.
Pujara was in a purple patch as he got 521 runs in the last series and himself accepted that it is probably the best he has ever batted.
Jasprit Bumrah got 21 scalps and was crucial to India’s success.
He got brilliant support from Mohammad Shami and Ishant Sharma.
It will be important to see how Virat Kohli sets up the tone in the first match itself.
India have already announced their XI for the day night test :
Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli (c), Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
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