India and Australia are all set to lock horns with each other in the four-match Test series. The Test series will be extremely crucial in the context of the World Test Championship as it’ll almost ensure who will be the two teams to play the final. Both Australia and India are red-hot favourites to play the summit clash but nothing can be predicted in the game of cricket. India is just 2 wins away to claim the No.1 spot in the ICC Test ranking and if they achieve the feat they will become only the second team in history to be No.1 in all three formats of the game at the same time.
2 players from the current Indian squad who average more than 50 against Australia
The first game of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy between the teams will be played on February 9th in Nagpur followed by the second Test to be played on 17th February in Delhi. The third game between India and Australia is slated to take place on 1st March in Dharamshala whereas the last game will be played on 9th March in Ahmedabad.
Beating India at home in Tests is a dream that every Test-playing nation has. The Indian Cricket Team is extremely a dominant force at home and there have been few chief architects behind this. As the first Test between India and Australia is just a couple of days away from now, we take a look at 2 players from the current Indian squad who average more than 50 against Australia.
India’s modern wall in Test cricket Cheteshwar Pujara is among the two Indian batters from the current squad who average more than 50 against Australia. The batter has been rock solid for India in Tests since last decade and was one of the main reasons behind India’s famous win against Australia both at home and away. It’s fair to say that Pujara is a true fighter as he often has taken body blows for his side and has bailed them out of trouble. His record against Australia has been sensational as in just 20 games he has amassed 1893 runs at a staggering average of 54.08. Not only this, Pujara has 5 tons and 10 fifties against the Aussies as well to go with the highest score of 204.
A great practice session to kickstart the tour! pic.twitter.com/pTKaVf6qdS
— Cheteshwar Pujara (@cheteshwar1) February 3, 2023
One name that comes to mind when the word ‘Future’ is heard in Indian cricket is of Shubman Gill. The right-hander has gained the attention of almost every cricket lover and is just proving his worth with each game passing by. However, it all started for him in the Test series against Australia in 2021 when he sparked his class and played a crucial role in India’s win down under. He is among the two Indian batters from the current Indian squad who average more than 50 against Australia. Gill has played 3 games against the Aussies and has amassed 259 runs in just a few games with a sensational average of 51.80. Also, he has scored 2 fifties as well with the highest score of 91, which came in Gabba.