The 4 match Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test series between the Indian cricket team and the Australian cricket team has turned into an exciting affair after the Australian team won the 3rd Test in Indore, beating India by 9 wickets to make 2-1 in the series.
The Border-Gavaskar Trophy between the Indian cricket team and the Australian cricket team is one of the most interesting Test cricket series that is played. Both the teams have delivered some really great Border-Gavaskar Trophy series.
The 2023 Border-Gavaskar Trophy is nothing short of an exciting series. Despite India winning the first 2 matches of the series on their home turf, Australia delivered a magnificent comeback to win the 3rd Test in Indore.
Indian cricket team have one of the most strongest in the recent history, especially on their home condition and for Australia to go on to beat India on their home turf is a massive achievement.
Despite initially was not the favourite to win the series, which they won’t still, but Australia performed really well in the 3rd Test in Indore. This is all thanks to some brilliant quality of players’ presence in the team.
The Australian team squad have players David Warner, Pat Cummins, both of whom had to leave midway through the series due to injury and personal reason respectively. But other than, they have players like Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Usman Khawaja etc.
But do you know, while England is famous for playing players who are not born in England but have taken the citizenship, there are some players in the Australian team as well who were born outside Australia but plays for them. Even in the series vs India, Australia have 3 players who were born outside Australia but currently playing the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023, let’s have a look at them.
While England give opportunity for players born in other countries to play for them, then is Matt Renshaw, a left-handed batsman who was born in Yorkshire in the year 1996. However, when he was 7 years old, his family moved to New Zealand and then later moved to Australia. He played his youth and domestic cricket there and eventually was called-up to the Australian team for his debut in the year 2016 for the Test series vs South Africa. He is also a member of the Australian squad that is playing the Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test series 2023.
The next player in our is Australia’s opening batsman Usman Khawaja, who was actually born India’s neighbouring country and arch-rival in cricket Pakistan, so he certainly has a special connection to India. He was born on 1986 in Islamabad in Pakistan but he family moved to Australia when he was 4 years old. He played domestic cricket in Australia and England and eventually was called-up to the Australian team for the Test series vs England in 2011.
Marnus Labuschagne is one of best Australian player in Border-Gavaskar Trophy
28-years-old Marnus Labuschagne has established himself as one of the most important Red Ball player for Australian team since making his debut back in 2018. However, Labuschagne was actually born in South Africa’s North West Province back in the year 1994, however, his family emigrated to Australia when he was 10 years old. Labuschagne has played domestic cricket in Australia and England. He is also another player who was born outside Australia and playing in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test series.