Legendary cricketer Ian Chappell believes that Virat Kohli’s return after the first Test between India and Australia next month will bring a ‘major dent’ in the line-up of the rival team. Which will create a selection dilemma, but which direction will the series go. In the end, the decision will be made by this only. Kohli will return to the birth of his first child after the first Test played in Adelaide from 17 to 21 December. Chappell, 77, feels that this will be a great opportunity for young Indian batsmen to show their skills.
- Chappell wrote in his column on ESPNcricinfo.com, “It will make a big dent in the Indian batting line-up and it will also provide an opportunity for one of his talented players to show their skills.” Said, “The competition that is taking shape so far has now taken another turn and that is an important selection decision.” The level of result can also come down which will depend on who is the most fearless selector. ”
- On 27 November, Team India, led by Virat Kohli, will play the first match of the three ODI series against hosts Australia. Team India has gone on a tour of Australia for the series of 3 ODIs, 3 T20s and four Test matches.
Memorable session of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy
The four-match Test series will begin with a day-night test starting on 17 December. For the first time in this match in Adelaide, both teams will play with a pink ball.
- The bilateral series was first started in 1996-97 in the name of Australian legend Alan Border and India’s great batsman Sunil Gavaskar, in which India won the game.
- Since then, there have been 14 versions between the two countries so far. During this time, the audience has seen many records, achievements and memorable winnings.
- This competition has brought many star hams including Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting to the world stage. In such a situation, let us know about some great inning of this powerful bilateral series.
One of the world’s greatest cricketers, India veteran Sachin Tendulkar played a thriving inning of 241 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 2004. In that series, Sachin was seen struggling with his form in the opening matches. Then he played an inning of zero, one, 37, zero and 44 runs. Sachin had then rebuked the Australian bowlers and started dropping out balls.
Former Australian captain and veteran batsman Ricky Ponting always performed brilliantly against India. Ponting twice scored double centuries in this series. He first blasted Indian bowling in the Boxing Day Test played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 2003. He played marathon sessions of 257 runs in the first turns, in which Australia got the match by nine wickets.
After that in the same series, Ponting had scored another double hundred. Ponting had scored 242 runs in Adelaide with the help of 31 fours in 352 balls.