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The first match of the 4-Test series will be played between India and Australia at Adelaide Oval from tomorrow. The match will be day-night and will be played with pink ball. At the international level, Australia has the most experience of playing Test matches in day-night format. He has played 7 pink ball tests and won all. In contrast, India has only 1 day-night Test match experience, which they played against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata last year. This will also be India’s first day-night test on foreign soil. The match will start tomorrow at 9:30 am Indian time.
India won the T20 series and Australia ODI series
Australia defeated India 2–1 in the ODI series. At the same time, the Indian team had named the 2-1 T20 series. After this, India also played a three-day Pink Ball practice match against Australia-A, which was a draw.
Australia has the upper hand in the records
A total of 98 Test matches have been played between India and Australia so far. In this, India has won 28 and Australia has won 42 matches. While 27 matches were drawn and 1 was inconclusive. In Australia, 48 matches were played between the two. Out of this, India won only 7 and Australia won 29 matches. 12 matches were drawn.
India won the last 2 Test series against Australia
Team India has defeated Australia in the last two Test series. Team India defeated Australia 2–1 in their home in 2018–19. It was the team’s first Test series win in Australia.
Pujara was the top scorer in the Test series against hosts Australia in 2018. He was the only player to score 500+ runs and score 3 centuries. Apart from him, Rishabh Pant (350) and Virat Kohli (282) were the only Indian batsmen in the top-3. In such a situation, India has a chance to win 3 consecutive Test series against them.
Kohli’s great record in Adelaide
Kohli has played 3 Tests at the Adelaide Oval Ground. In this, he scored 431 runs at an average of 71.83. It also includes 3 centuries. If they score a century in this Test, they will break the record of Ricky Ponting of Australia. Kohli will become the batsman to have scored the most centuries as a captain. On the 2018 Australian tour, the Indian team defeated hosts Australia by 31 runs in the Adelaide Test.
Shubman Gill can debut
Shubman Gill can make his Test debut in Adelaide for India. In such a situation, he will open with Mayank Agarwal. Whereas, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane will take over the middle order of the team. Hanuma Vihari No. 6 and Wriddhiman Saha can be preferred over Rishabh Pant as wicketkeeper-batsman. Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jaspreet Bumrah and Ravichandran Ashwin will take over the bowling department of India.
Pink ball challenge for india
The Dileep Trophy was played in India with a pink ball in day-night format as an experiment in 2019. However, shortly afterwards the tournament returned to red ball. Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Jaspreet Bumrah, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Rishabh Pant, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini and Prithvi Shaw were part of the Duleep Trophy which was played in the Day-Night format.
Indian batsmen and bowlers mixed performance in practice
However, before the Test series, Team India also played a three-day practice match with Pink Ball at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). On the first day of the practice match, the Indian batsmen were dismissed by scoring 194 runs. However, the team also bundled Australia out for 108 in the first innings. Shami-Saini took 3-3 wickets and Bumrah-Siraj took 2-2 wickets in the match. In the second innings, the Indian batsmen made excellent batting. Shubman and Prithvi scored Fifty, while Hanuma and Rishabh scored centuries.
Australian team struggling with injury, opening problem
At the same time, the biggest problem for the Australian team suffering from injury is the opening. David Warner and Will Pukowski have been ruled out of the first Test. Cameron Green was also injured in the practice match against India. Australian team management then added Marcus Harris to the team. They can open with Joe Burns. While Marnus Labushane and Steve Smith will bat at number three and four.
In the lower order, Travis Head, Matthew Wade and captain Tim Paine will handle the team’s batting. At the same time, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood will command the team’s pace bowling. Nathan Lyon will be the only front line spinner in the team.
Pink ball test could not happen on previous tour
According to media reports, the BCCI was reluctant to play a day-night Test match in Australia. On the previous tour of Australia in 2018-19, he refused to play a test match of this format. After this, when India played its first pink ball test, by then Australia had been 4 years playing in this format. Australia have played 4 day-night Test matches at the Adelaide Oval Ground and won all.
Batting easy at Adelaide Oval
Batting at the Adelaide Oval is easy. Fast bowlers will have to depend on the new ball. Due to the pitch being hard, the fast bowlers will get a swing in the opening overs on day five of the match. At the same time, spinners will also get bounce and turn off the pitch. Spin will be more likely if the pitch breaks on the fourth and fifth day.
Total matches played at Adelaide Oval – 78
The first batting team won 38
Bowling team won first 21
Average score in first innings 387
Average score in second innings- 356
Average score in the third innings 281
Average score in fourth innings 215
Highest Total Australia 674/10 (151.3 overs) vs India
Lowest total- Australia 82/10 (25.7 overs) vs West Indies
The weather will be clear for the next 5 days in Adelaide. Being a day-night match, the match will start in the afternoon. The average temperature during the match will be 23 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature is expected to be 21 ° C on Thursday and 23 ° C on Monday. At the same time, there is a very low chance of rain. Due factor is also rarely seen.
Pink bowlers will help fast bowlers in early overs
Due to the extra layer of color and paint in the pink ball, the ball will be new for longer than the red ball. Fast bowlers will get good swing in the first 10-15 overs of the day. Pink balls use synthetic and linen for seams. It is prepared keeping in view the timing of the match. The red ball is made from synthetic, as it is only used for daytime matches. At the same time, due to the linen in the pink ball, it absorbs the dew and helps the bowlers to get better grip.
Spinners will get turn and bounce till the first 50 overs of the day.
With the pink ball, spinners will also get good bounce and turn from 40 to 50 hours of the day. After this, the spinners can be a bit difficult. This is because Kookaburra is stitched with a machine. At the same time, India used SG pink ball against Bangladesh, which is hand stitched. Machine is not used in this. Because of this, Indian spinners got a turn against Bangladesh.
Indian team for first test
Batsman- Virat Kohli (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shubman Gill
All-rounder Hanuma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin
wicket keeper- KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha, Rishabh Pant
Baller- Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Siraj
Australian team for first test
Batsman- Joe Burns, Steve Smith, Marcus Harris
All-rounder Travis Head, Marnus Labushane, Michael Naser, Moises Henriques, Cameron Green
wicket keeper- Tim Paine, Matthew Wade
Baller- Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swapson