AUS Vs IND: As Australia will face India, they will fight each other. Australia announced an 18-member squad, and with this bunch of talent, they will fight in the Test match of 2023. Against India. It will be one of the top notch Test match India have ever witnessed.
As Australia unveiled a strong 18-member squad for their upcoming trip of India. For the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, uncapped spinner Todd Murphy received his first Test call-up. Four Test matches to played in the series, which will start on February 9. And Australia has named four lead spinners to their side for their final WTC cycle appearance.
Despite included on the team, veteran pacer Mitchell Starc won’t play in the opening Test in Nagpur. He will most likely return to action for the second game. The series after recovering from the injury he suffered during the Boxing Day Test. Against South Africa last month. He has ruled out of the first game of the series.
Given the subcontinental circumstances, the team’s spinners. Include the seasoned Nathan Lyon. who will assisted by Ashton Agar, Mitchell Swepson, and Murphy. Along with destructive pacer Starc, all-arounder Cameron Green inserted into the squad. In anticipation in his comeback. In the squad as a backup, Lance Morris was also kept.
George Bailey Cricket Australia chairman of Selectors statement AUS Vs IND
He was talking about Josh Inglis about his ability and adoptation he said “We put a lot of thought into that,” Bailey said. “Josh is absolutely still our backup or number two wicketkeeper. But we’re also conscious that he has been on a number of tours and hasn’t actually been able to play a great deal of cricket. We know having Pete Handscomb on tour if something really short-term happens that he could jump in for a day but given the ease that we can get Josh on a plane and over to India if he needs to take over from Kez [Carey] for a Test match, we’ve prioritized that so he’ll get a couple of short games in at home.”
Further he also talk about Lance Morris about his extra pace of spin at Nagpur Test. It will be one of the most important thing in India adopt the ability and bowl and it will be one of the important bowling condition in India.
Further Statement George Bailey about Ashton Agar, Mitchell Swepson and Todd Murphy
“Ashton Agar continues to impress following his comeback in Sydney and we believe left-arm finger spin will play an important role in Indian conditions,”.
“Mitchell Swepson has recent Test experience in the sub-continent and offers leg-spinning variety.
“Todd Murphy has progressed quickly having impressed in domestic cricket and recently with Australia A. With those performances Todd has emerged as a strong spin option.
“Selection in this squad also provides another opportunity to spend time alongside Nathan Lyon and assistant coach Daniel Vettori in India which will be invaluable to his development.”
Bailey about peter Hadscomb AUS Vs IND
He talk about peter Hadscomb. he said
“Peter Handscomb deserves his place back in the squad,” Bailey said. “His domestic form has been strong recently and Pete has proven he can perform at Test level.
“His experience against spin on the subcontinent is valuable and he is also an exceptionally good close to the wicket catcher.”
“Pete’s got a scan tomorrow morning, I believe to check on that,” Bailey said. “He’s quite confident it’s nothing too serious.
“He just caught copped a ball on the back hip and then three balls later, I think he just hit one and just felt something gave a little bit in there. So I don’t really have any more information than that. We’ll get the scan tomorrow. Clearly, there’s still quite a bit of time between now and when we depart and then even when the first Test is so we’ll work through that as we get more information.”
Australia Squad Test Match Against India
Pat Cummins (capt), Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Lance Morris, Todd Murphy, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner.
Statement Input credit : Espncricinfo