The Test series between India and Australia starts on 17 December in the first match in Adelaide. Prior to the Test series, there were two three-day match practice matches between India and Australia. In the second practice match, Team India captain Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and decided to bat first. Rahane’s decision proved wrong and the team’s score was 123-9 at one time. From here, fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah took the fifty and took the score to close to 200. During this innings, the Australian A bowlers bowled brilliantly and destroyed India’s top order. Seeing this performance, former Kangaroo spinner Brad Hogg criticized the Indian batsmen. Former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer has enjoyed a lot from him after doing this.
During the first innings, India’s top order batsmen Mayank Agarwal (02), Hanuma Vihari (15), captain Ajinkya Rahane (04) and Rishabh Pant (05) were disappointed. Apart from this, Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal scored close to 40 runs. To this, the veteran Australian wrote, “India’s top order batsmen need to know where their off-stump is, they will have to learn to drop the ball of good length and also chase the ball going outside the off-stump. Will have to avoid it. ”On this tweet by Brad Hogg, Wasim Jaffer stopped his speech by making fun comments.
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) December 12, 2020
Wasim Jaffer, replying to this tweet, wrote, “Australia needs to know what their top order is at the moment.” Let me tell you that Jafar wrote this because the Kangaroo team sustained injuries for some time. Is struggling with the problem. Team opener David Warner and young batsman Will Pukowski have been ruled out of the first match against India in Adelaide due to injury. In this way Jaffer targeted the top order of the Kangaroo team.
Australia need to know who their top order is 😏 #AusvInd https://t.co/tRlrGdoqEi
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) December 12, 2020
In response to India’s 194 runs scored in the first innings in the second practice match, Australia A’s first innings was reduced to 108 runs. During this period, Indian fast bowlers Mohammad Shami and Navdeep Saini took three wickets each. Apart from this, Jasprit Bumrah got two while Mohammad Siraj got one wicket. India got a good lead of 86 runs on the basis of first innings. However in the second innings the Indian batsmen performed brilliantly. For India, Hanuma Vihari and Rishabh Pant batted strongly, scoring centuries.