5 Indian Test players who can retire after the series between India and Australia

5 Indian Test players who can retire after the series between India and Australia

The IND vs. AUS series is down to its last two Test games. India won the first two Test matches in Nagpur and Delhi, defending its Border Gavaskar series victory. Despite the loss, Australia currently leads the WTC points standings with 136 points. India came in second with a score of 123. Both tests were won by the Men in Blue, who won the first by an innings and 132 runs and the second by six wickets.

On February 9, the Nagpur Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium hosted the opening Test of the trip. From February 17 to February 21, the second Test was played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The Narendra Modi Stadium will host the fourth Test, with the third Test taking place elsewhere.

Rohit Sharma will lead India against Australia in the test series. Pat Cummins leads Australia in test matches. But Steve Smith will lead the squad in place of Cummins, who will miss the third Test due to a family matter. The Aussies will also be missing David Warner and Josh Hazlewood for the remainder of the series due to injury.

According to the Men’s Future Tours Programme (FTP) for 2023-2027 announced by the International Cricket Council, Australia and India will play two five-match series for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which would be a part of the ICC World Test Championship, during that time. Australia will first be visited by India in the cycle 2023–25, and then by Australia in the cycle 2025–27.

KL Rahul is not expected to be chosen for the final Test matches against Australia. In the series’ opening four innings, he scored 20 points, 17 points, and 1 point. He had ratings of 8, 12, 10, 22, 23, and 2 in 2022. He just reached his first half-century in a Test match.

After he earned his last fifty in January 2022, it has been more than a year since he hasn’t completed his next fifty in this format. Whether Rahul should be given another shot in Test matches is a topic of debate. Yet, after participating in 47 Tests in his career, averaging 33.34, he may decide to officially retire from Test cricket.

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