The first match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 series has already began in Nagpur. It is the Australian team captain Pat Cummins who won the toss and opted to bat first.
There has been much talk about the pitch favouring the spin, which is why the Aussies ever having arrived in India, have been training hard to tackle the threat that Ashwin and Jadeja poses.
However, come the matchday, it is actually the Indian pacers who are getting the better of the Aussie batters so far. As writing this, Australia have lost 2 wickets after 6 overs.
Both Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami got the better of Usman Khawaja and David Warner in just 3 overs of the day. After this, the Twitter have been enjoying this.
What a delivery by Mohammad Shami – absolute peach. pic.twitter.com/BSdRwqPMJv— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) February 9, 2023
You prepare for spinners, but pacers come out of the syllabus.— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) February 9, 2023Advertisement
Ha! should have studied up pacer syllabus too!— Abhishek Upadhyay (@Abhishek1o11) February 9, 2023
Aussies finding a reason to cry. As they cant cry for pitches now.— Rahul gupta🇮🇳 (@Grahul301099) February 9, 2023
Before the Test: Indians prepared the pitch for spinners.— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) February 9, 2023
Start of the Test: Both the openers wicket has taken by pacers.