India and Australia have always engaged in enthralling encounters. From time to time they have given fans some unforgettable memories and it’s fair to say that it is one of the best series in the world of cricket. The two cricketing heavyweights will once again lock horns in India for the four-match series and it’ll be very crucial for the context of the World Test Championship.
3 Australians who will play Test in India for the first time
The first game between the nations 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. As the series between them is just a few days away, let’s take a look at 3 Australians who will play Test in India for the first time
You’ll be surprised to know that No.1 Test batter Marnus Labuschagne hasn’t played a Test in India. Australia’s tour to India will be the first time the batter will bat on Indian soil in the longest format of the game. He has batted in almost every Test-playing nation and has piled up a staggering amount of runs in every country he has played. The Test series against India will be a great challenge for him and it remains to be seen what will be his approach on the Indian pitches.
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Young all-rounder Cameron Green has been doing rounds in Australian Cricket. He has made himself a name in Test cricket and is considered one of the best youngsters going around. He has been a threatening force at home. However, his real test will begin on Indian pitches where there is less bounce and is spin-friendly. It remains to be seen how he prepares himself for the India series.
Toddy Murphy has received his maiden call-up for Australia. He is yet to represent the nation in any format and it’s fair to say that the Pat Cummins-led side would unleash himself straight on the Indian pitches. The right-arm off-break bowlers have played only 7 FC games and have taken 29 wickets. With pitches favouring spinners more, it is likely that he will play a great role with Nathan Lyon in the series.