India and Australia have been part of some classic Test Series, from 2001. After whitewash down under in Australia, India had to face invincible and unbeatable Steve Waugh team at Home. First Test match has seen anticipated result. When everyone thought India will surrender to mighty Australia without any fight, they won second Test in Kolkata. With the help of VVS Laxman’s 281 innings, dubbed innings of the century by Wisden and Harbhajan Singh’s excellence with ball, Rahul Dravid brilliance with bat, India created history by coming back into the game in second innings.
Rahul Dravid’s brilliant Adelaide double hundred helped India get their first Test Match win in Australia. As Australia and India have decided to name the trophy as Border-Gavaskar Trophy, both the teams started taking the series prestigiously. Australia always wants to win series against India in India and vice versa, when India travels to Australia. In the last tour, India pulled off stunning resilient victories, after being 36 all-out in one of the matches. India pulled a stunning series victory with 2-1 scoring line. Ravichandra Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Hanuma Vihari, Ajinkya Rahane’s captaincy, Washington Sundar’s resilience, Mohammad Siraj’s spirited spells have scripted new history for India, down under.
Australia wants to challenge Indian supremacy at home, this time around under Pat Cummins leadership. Every Australian player have been well-versed with Indian conditions, provided their IPL campaigns. India, now hopes to whitewash Australia and enter World Test Championship with authority. Australia wants to win the Test series and make their dream come true. Rohit Sharma, Indian Captain, has stated that India respects Australia team and players, they don’t take anything for granted. He did not talk about KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav inclusion in the team for First Test. The Tests start from 9th February and first one will be played at VCA Stadium, Nagpur.
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