According to reports, the four-game series against Australia’s star Indian seamer Mohammed Shami would conclude with the last Test being played on March 9. Umesh Yadav took the speedster’s spot for the third Test match in Indore because of workload management.
The team management has decided to give the bowlers who are expected to play frequently in the IPL and the ODI World Cup extra rest after consulting with the medical personnel.
Shami was therefore sidelined for the third Test despite being included to the team for the ODI series against Australia. Yadav, who took Shami’s position in the third Test, bowled superbly in the opening innings, bringing up 3/12 in five overs.Nevertheless, Mohammed Siraj, who has only bowled 24 overs in the series to yet, is probably going to be rested for the fourth Test, which will take place at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium. Siraj will likely play in all three One-Day Internationals against Australia beginning on March 17, therefore he will be rested before the series.
The most productive seamer in the series thus far is Shami, who has taken 7 wickets at an average of 14.42 in two games. He will be needed by India on Ahmedabad’s dry pitch, which could be advantageous for reverse swing. They presently have a 2-1 series advantage and must win the final test to ensure their place in the championship game.The World Test Championship will begin on June 7 at the Oval in London.
A standard track is being prepared for the fourth Test by curators.
The third Test will be played on a “bad” wicket at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore, according to ICC Match Referee Chris Broad. In order to provide a proper playing surface for the fourth Test, the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) would try to balance the ball and bat well.
A state association was quoted by The Hindu as saying, “We haven’t gotten any instructions from the Indian team management and our local curators are preparing a normal track as we have usually done during the season.
In fact, Railways achieved 500 plus (508) batting in the last Ranji match played here in January.Despite losing an innings, first and Gujarat scored 200 or more in both innings. This time different he added.