IND vs AUS: Langer said – will play with this playing XI, why change such a good team? – India vs Australia 2nd Test Aussie coach Justin Langer announces unchanged playing 11 for Boxing Day Test tspo

Story Highlights

  • Second Test against India in Melbourne from Saturday
  • No change in Australian team for Boxing Day Test
  • Coach Langer said – it will be a challenge to change the team

Australia head coach Justin Langer said on Thursday that no changes will be made to the hosts for the second Test against India starting on Saturday, unless any untoward happens.

Australia won by 8 wickets in the Adelaide Test, bowling out India for their minimum test score of 36 runs. Langer said that there is no need to change the team that performed so well.

He said at the virtual press conference, ‘It will be a challenge to change the team after the last match. At this time if there is no untoward in the next two days, then we will come down with the same playing eleven.

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The Australian team is struggling with fitness problems before the series starts. David Warner is out due to a groin injury, while Will Pukowski suffered a head injury in the practice match. Fast bowler Sean Abbott will not be able to play the second Test due to the Corona protocol.

With Warner not fit, only Joe Burns and Matthew Wade can start the innings. Langer said, ‘Everyone wants to play their best while playing for Australia. This competition is good for Australia cricket. All the players have to play well to keep their place.