Matthew Kuhnman: Secret behind Ashwin and Jadeja success revealed

In Indore’s Holkar Cricket Stadium, India’s third Test match against Australia got off to a terrible start when they were bowled out for just 109 runs after choosing to bat first. The game-breaker was left-arm spinner Matthew Kuhnemann of Australia, who in only his second Test pulled up a first five-wicket haul (5/16 in nine overs).

Kuhnemann claimed that picking a fifer in India was a wonderful feeling after his wonderful spell. He also admitted that Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin were the players he watched to learn how to utilise the crease.

Taking five wickets in a Test match against India feels extremely wonderful. I kept a close eye on Ashwin and Jadeja. more specifically, how they employ the crease. The pitch is deserted. A few deliveries are maintaininglow,” Kuhnemann commented following the conclusion of Day 1 of competition.

Ashton Agar was anticipated to join Nathan Lyon as Australia’s second spinner for the trip. Kuhnemann’s rapid left-arm spin, on the other hand, was trusted by the team management because they believed it would be more effective against Indian wickets. The 26-year-old returned the favour by forcing the Indian batting order to falter. Big stars like Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, Shreyas Iyer, and Ashwin were on Kuhnemann’s team.

Meanwhile, India’s batting coach Vikram Rathour expressed his displeasure following a poor performance with the bat on Day 1. He claimed that the squad needed more runs and that the hitting lineup had failed miserably. “The wicket is difficult. We required more.runs. As a batting unit, we failed. Rathour stated that the wicket had slowed down.

There is pressure to win at home because the WTC points are on the line: Rathour, Vikram
Additionally, he justified the third Test pitch, saying that there is pressure to win at home with the World Test Championship final in mind.

There is incentive to do well at home because WTC points are on the line. So, there is nothing wrong with creating such wickets and maximising the advantages of playing at home to win. But these pitches also have a drawback, he added.

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