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The Test series between India and Australia continues between Corona and several controversies. At the moment, it is on par with the 4 match series 1-1. The third match will be played on 7 January in Sydney and the last match 15 in Brisbane. Team India, which won the previous Test by 8 wickets, is constantly facing difficulties.
First injured Ishant Sharma did not come on tour. After this, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav were out of the series due to injury. In this situation, the entire bowling of bowling has fallen on the shoulders of senior Jasprit Bumrah along with senior spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. However, looking at the records of Ashwin and Jadeja and their performance in the last two matches of the series, they have handled the team very well.
A stronghold on Ashwin and Jadeja
If you look at the overall wicket-taker Indian bowlers against Australia, then Ashwin and Jadeja are the top men in the current team. In the top-10 list, these are the only two bowlers from the current team. Although fast bowler Ishant Sharma is at number 7 with 59 wickets in 25 Tests, but he is not in the team for the tour.
Indian spinner took wickets for the first time in day-night test
The first Test day-night of the series was played against Australia. It was India’s first overseas and overall second pink ball test. This was the first time an Indian spinner had taken wickets. In this Adelaide Test, Ashwin took 4 wickets in the first innings and one wicket in the second innings. However, the Indian team lost the Test by 8 wickets. Jadeja did not get a chance in this match.
Ashwin implicated Smith
In 4 innings of the series, Ashwin trapped veteran Steve Smith 2 times. It was Ashwin who dismissed Smith for the first time in the Boxing-Day Test at zero. It was also the turning point of the match. It was from here that India clamped down on Australia and won its second consecutive Boxing-Day Test against it. Ashwin’s spin is the trap that Smith, appearing in form in the limited overs series, could score only 10 runs in 4 innings of 2 Tests.
Jadeja handled the embarrassing Indian team in the first Test
In the second innings of the first Test, the Indian team was reduced to their smallest score of 36 runs in Test history. Shami was also injured and dropped out of the series. After this, Umesh Yadav was also injured in the first innings of the second Test and dropped out of the series. In such a situation, Jadeja got a chance in the second Test and he also managed a great win while handling the team.
Jadeja hit Fifty in the second Test and also took 3 wickets
This all-rounder took 3 important wickets. Also played a brilliant innings of 57 runs off 159 balls. Jadeja also made a big and decisive partnership of 121 runs for the sixth wicket in the first innings with captain Ajinkya Rahane. In this match, Ashwin also sent 5 Australian players to the pavilion. Both handled the team brilliantly in the absence of Shami and Umesh and kept the Australian players entangled.
Ashwin the lone spinner in the top-5 wicket taker of the series
Australian fast bowlers Pat Cummins and Ashwin have taken 10-10 wickets in the opening 2 matches of the current Border Gavaskar series. Ashwin is the lone spinner among the top-5 wicket-takers. Among Indians, Pacer Bumrah is at number four with 8 wickets. At the same time, Jadeja played the same match and took 3 wickets.