- Difficulties will increase for the Australia team in the first test
- The Indian team has shown impressive game in practice matches
Australia has suffered a double blow ahead of the Adelaide Test against India. David Warner and Will Pukowski have been ruled out of the first Test. Australia’s team now includes Victoria batsman Marcus Harris. David Warner suffered an injury during the second ODI between Australia and India, while Pukowski suffered a head injury during Australia A’s first tour match against India A.
Marcus Harris has previously played for the Australian team. He has played a total of 9 Test matches so far. He has two half-centuries off his bat in these matches. Harris plays as an opener batsman for Victoria. He last played a Test match against England last year. Now Marcus Harris is back again.
The injury to players became the cause of trouble for Australia
Some Australian batsmen have also been victims of concussions. Cameron Green received a shot from Jaspreet Bumrah during the second practice match. After that, he dropped out of the match and replaced him with another player. Harry Conway has since dropped out of the practice match due to a concussion. Constantly someone has seen a player getting a head injury.
The first Test match between Australia and India will begin on 17 December in Adelaide. The absence of David Warner would be a major setback for the Australian team. In his absence, the full weight of Australia’s batting will fall on the shoulders of Steve Smith. It remains to be seen how the Australian team plays in this difficult situation.
In the practice matches played in Australia for the preparation of the Test series, the Indian players have done an impressive job. Will have to see what the strategy of Team India will be in the main match.