With the start of the 3rd Test match in India vs. Australia Series, there is a lot of buzz about match predictions not only between the fans but also cricket veterans such as Allen Borders, Shane Warne, and Michael Vaughan. Although the Indian line up is far from impressive, the team is performing exceedingly well on the field.
Commenting on their predictions of the series, legendary cricketers such as Shane Warne and Michael Vaughan said that Australia has a clear upper hand due to Virat Kohli’s exit post the first match. This leaves Australia as the more aggressive team with players like Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazelwood, and Pat Cummins. Vaughan even went so far as to say that he predicts a 4-0 in favor of Australia in these conditions before the series.
Despite the lack of confidence shown by their peers and competitors, India has been giving a tough fight in the test series. Here are the top 3 Indian cricketers who are setting fire to the field in Australia this season:
Whether it’s scoring runs when the pressure is on or breaking partnerships, Ravindra Jadeja is the new Mr. Reliable in town. Starting off as a magnificent bowler, Jadeja quickly bushed up his batting skills to become India’s No. 1 all-rounder on the field. Not to mention that this 32-year-old is arguably known as the best fielder in the world at the moment. Considering Kohli’s hiatus this test series, Jadeja might just be the savior that team India needs.
FiMaking his test debut in 2018, Jasprit Bumrah is the newest Indian right-arm pacer with an unusual bowling style. When it comes to scoring wicket after wicket against India’s opponents, Bumrah’s is the first name on top of the leaderboard. This fast bowler’s reliability on the wind speed and direction — instead of depending on the grass on the track — has proved to be instrumental in India’s success in the test series so far.
Ajinkya Rahane :
lling Kohli’s shoes can be nerve-wracking but this Bombay boy has done exactly that in impeccable style. Ajinkya Rahane has always performed well in test matches, but his unbeaten 104 — the first century of the season — allowed India to move past Australia’s total of 195 on the 2nd day of the Boxing Day Test at MCG. With his unbeatable centuries and remarkable skills on the field, the stand-in captain might just get India a win against Australia this test series.
Despite Kohli’s absence, India has performed remarkably well in the second match of the series. With the current score of 1-1, pressure is on for both teams to rise to the occasion and get themselves a win.
Who do you think is more likely to win the test series?
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