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Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin believes that Team India will have to score more runs to win the Test series.
Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin has advised Team India ahead of the four-Test series against host Australia. Azharuddin believes that in the first Test to be held in Adelaide from 17 December, Team India should go into the match against Australia with five bowlers including two spinners. They are also concerned about India’s fielding. He also believes that a batsman like Hardik Pandya should join the Test team. Adelaide is test day night. This is also Team India’s first Day Night Test outside the country.
Azharuddin said, “It is difficult for people to play with pink ball. At the same time, when the wicket is dry and turn-taking, then you should go to play with two spinners. But I doubt that he (Kohli) will not go with two spinners. You need five bowlers to win the Test. I think as a captain you always need the five best bowlers in the game. In the end, the bowlers are known to win the game. “
Difference between domestic condition and Australia condition
He said – in domestic condition wicket is turning. Whereas in Australia the condition will be completely different. I believe if the wicket is good, then honestly I should go with two spinners. If your top five batsmen are unable to score runs, then you cannot hope that the batsman coming at number six will do better.
Team India must score well to win
Azharuddin said – I do not know whether Jadeja is fit or not but he is not able to turn the ball here. He is a good batsman and a good all-rounder. I would play here with an off spinner and a leg spinner. Team India squad has China man Kuldeep Yadav. And there is not a single leg spinner.
Azharuddin said- I believe that your batting order is good. The team can score well. If the team wants to win, they have to score well and bat first.
It would have been good if Pandya had been stopped and played. He is a better all rounder. You need a batsman like Pandya in a Test match, who can score runs according to the need of the team. We have seen a lot of matches in which Pandya has scored better.
Fielding big problem
Azharuddin said – Team India’s poor fielding is a big problem. We have dropped many catches. Our ground fielding is also not very level.
Kohli’s loss to the team due to missing the last three matches
Azharuddin said that the team will suffer due to Kohli’s absence in the last three Tests. Because they are aggressive players like Steve Smith. He also scored fast. Without them, playing three Tests is not easy for Team India.