Ian Healy: ICC needs to step in in Nagpur

In a thrilling Test match for the hosts from the outset, India defeated Australia in three days. The Indian spin pair of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin was unavoidable for the Australian hitters. While Ashwin finished his fifer in the second innings, Jadeja finished his fifer in the first. In the series, Rohit Sharma became the first centurion thanks to his outstanding 120-ball effort on a difficult surface. In order to ensure that India had a solid lead, Jadeja and Axar Patel both struck crucial fifty-plus scores.

Everyone realised it would be extremely difficult for Team Australia to change the match’s momentum in their favour once India was knocked out. Australia was dismissed for 91 in the afternoon.It was embarrassing to say the least that the third day’s session was completed in 33 overs. The management of the squad therefore made the choice to train on the Nagpur wicket on Day 4 in order to become used to the sub-continental surfaces. After the grounds crew had already watered the field and the area around the nets, their plans fell through.

When discussing the topic on SEN Cricket, Australian veteran Ian Healy called it “sad.” It’s pretty embarrassing that our ambitions to conduct some practise sessions on that Nagpur wicket were derailed, Healy remarked. That is simply not good for cricket, and it is not good. Here, the ICC must intervene. It is unacceptable for them to carelessly wet the wicket when it was requested for practise, and that needs to stop.improve.

I think their intention with the surfaces is quite obvious: Head coach of Australia
The Australian head coach previously discussed the circumstance as well. He remarked Their intention with the surfaces they wish to play on is rather evident isn’t it. As I previously mentioned, we were prepared for something to arrive and were very clear about our expectations.

The series’ final Test will be played in Delhi beginning on February 17, 2023. When the two teams begin the second Test, India will be eager to add another home win. Australian supporters would be looking for a comeback to give them some optimism in the series in the meanwhile.

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