According to media reports, the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) has laid a red clay pitch at the Holkar Stadium for the Indore Test. On which fast bowlers are likely to get bounced. In such a situation, the Australian cricket team can also get a chance to return to the series.
India vs Australia 3rd Test Match
The third Test match between Team India and Australia is to be played in Indore. In this match, it is expected to get a favorable pitch for the fast bowlers. In such a situation, facing the fast bowlers of the Australian team can be challenging for the Indian batsmen. According to the report, a red clay pitch has been laid in Indore.
MPCA Prepares to Pitch for Holkar Stadium
MPCA has specially brought red soil from Mumbai to prepare the Holkar Stadium pitch. The pitch of Mumbai’s grounds is made of red clay, where Australia has experience playing matches. The ball bounces a lot on such pitches and it comes fast on the bat. The third match of the four-match Test series between India and Australia is to be played in Indore from March 1 (Wednesday). Team India won the Nagpur Test by an innings and 132 runs. At the same time, in the Delhi Test also, he had a six-wicket haul to his name. Now the Indian team led by Rohit Sharma would like to capture the series by winning the third match. On winning the Indore Test match, India will also secure its place in the WTC final.
The Match will be Played on Red Soil
Team India has a good record in Indore. Here the talk of getting the match done on a red clay pitch is coming to the fore. In such a situation, both spin and bounce can be seen at Holkar Stadium. If you look at the first 2 tests, the spinners did not get much bounce. Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja has taken a maximum of 17 wickets so far. At the same time, off-spinner R Ashwin has taken 14 wickets.
India will land with Three Fast Bowlers
The average first innings score in Indore is 353, which indicates that the pitch is kind of good for batting. Looking at the red clay pitch of Indore, the Indian team can enter this match with three fast bowlers. Significantly, in the first two matches, India had fielded three spinners each, but now it may change. Indore’s pitch may have been made of red clay but as the match progresses. Due to the roughness created by the fast bowlers, it can also become helpful for the spinners. In such a situation, Australian players will have to be very careful with Ravichandran Ashwin, who averages 12.50 on this ground.
Indian Team for two Tests
Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Suryakumar Yadav.
Australian Team for the Third Test
Steve Smith (c), Scott Boland, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Lance Morris, Todd Murphy, Matthew Renshaw, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Kuhnman.
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