Last Update: February 21, 2023, 07:33 IST
India will lock horns with Australia in the third Test on March 1 (BCCI Photo)
Most of the Indian players left for home after the second Test in the ongoing Border Gavaskar Trophy against Australia got over within three days. After taking a 2-0 lead in the four-Test series, the entire team visited the Prime Minister’s Museum in New Delhi.
While the Australian team left the venue early, the Indian players stayed back and the team bus left the stadium around 4 pm. As the team bus passed through the narrow lane connecting the stadium to the main road, many spectators stopped to get a closer look at their heroes and madness ensued.
The Rohit Sharma-led side will now assemble in Indore on February 25 for the third Test to be held on March 1 and the first practice session on February 26. Its information has been given to the MPCA (Madhya Pradesh). Cricket Association), the hosting association of the game which was shifted from Dharamshala earlier this month, and they have started the necessary arrangements for the same.
Batsman Shreyas Iyer Arrived In Mumbai On The Morning Of February 20 And His Instagram Post Suggested The East India Koch, who is now on commentary duty for the series, accompanied them on the journey back.
The news from the Australian camp, however, is not pleasant as skipper Pat Cummins has returned home due to family health issues and his teammate Josh Hazlewood has been ruled out of the series. David Warner is still recovering from an elbow injury and was on Monday in New Delhi for a family outing.
The combative opener had a torrid time in the first two Tests and did not come out to bat in the second innings of the Delhi Test as he suffered a setback in the first.
Having trailed the series 0-2, Australia have a lot of work to do and would like to hit the reset button during this break ahead of the third Test of the series. The visitors have looked all at sea in the series so far and need to put up a solid performance with the bat to compete in the series.
Mitchell Starc joined the team in New Delhi and should be available for selection for the Indore Test. Cameron Green, who missed the first two Tests due to injury, is likely to be 100% before the resumption of action on March 1.
Like Nagpur and Delhi, Indore will be another test by spin for the visiting Aussies and they need to find better ways than pre-conceived sweeping to counter R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel.
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