The third Test match will be played between India vs Australia in Indore. The pitch of Indore is made of red soil. Where fast bowlers are ready to wreak havoc
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New Delhi. India dominates Australia in the Border-Gaswakar Trophy. In the 4-match series, India has taken a 2-0 lead in the series by winning the first 2 matches. The third match of the series between India and Australia will be played in Indore from March 1. Where the fast bowlers are going to strike. Indian spinners wreaked havoc in the last two matches. In the first Test match played in Nagpur, Ravindra Jadeja took a total of 7 wickets, while R Ashwin took a total of 8 wickets.
At the same time, Mohammad Shami got 3 and Mohammad Siraj got one success. At the same time, spinners Jadeja and Ashwin went along with Shami in the Delhi Test. Shami took 4 wickets, Jadeja took 10 wickets and Ashwin took 6 wickets. Spinners dominated the first two matches, but Shami and Siraj are ready to wreak havoc in Indore. His spirits must have increased even after seeing the soil of the pitch.
advantage of fast bowlers
In fact, the pitch of Holkar Stadium in Indore is made of red clay, which was specially ordered from Mumbai, about 600 km away from Indore. Fast bowlers are likely to get a lot of benefit from the red clay pitch. Fast bowlers can get extra bounce here. In such a situation, India can land in Indore with 3 fast bowlers. Whereas in the last two matches, India landed with 3 spinners.
Who will be the third fast bowler?
The pitch of Indore will benefit the fast bowlers. Now it will be interesting to see who India gives as the third fast bowler to win the series? Who will make trio with Shami, Siraj. India has 2 options as the third fast bowler in the form of Jaydev Unadkat and Umesh Yadav. Although the possibility of the third bowler is less visible, because Ashwin, Jadeja and Akshar Patel are doing wonders with the bat.
Fast bowler in last 4 matches
What wonders fast bowlers can do in Indore can be gauged from the last 4 Ranji matches played here. Between January 10 and February 8, 4 matches of Ranji Trophy were played in Indore, where 4 fast bowlers joined the 5 wicket club. Gujarat’s Chintan Gaja took 6 wickets for 49 runs in the first innings. Tripura’s Rana Dutta took 5 wickets for 82 runs. Prithvi Raj of Andhra Pradesh took 5 wickets for 26 runs and Akashdeep of Bengal took 5 wickets for 42 runs.