Australia’s head coach, Andrew McDonald, predicted that India’s potent lower-order batting, led by Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel, will determine the outcome of the remaining three Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test matches.
With the bat, Jadeja and Patel were instrumental in helping India score 400 runs against Australia’s 177 runs, contributing 70 and 84 runs, respectively.
Rohit Sharma’s century and some great bowling from Jadeja and Ashwin helped the hosts defeat Australia by an innings and 132 runs in three days in Nagpur, giving them a 1-0 series lead.
McDonald anticipated that India’s lower-order batsmen will challenge his squad in the second Test, which gets off on February 17 in New Delhi.
They have a tremendously powerful lower-order, and that will provide a problem for us. We need to figure out how to break even in that regard because they will have more runs available to their lower order than we do, Andrew McDonald remarked on SEN Radio on Monday. The lower-order batting of their team, India, “is also going to be a differentiator in this series,” he continued.
Andrew McDonald acknowledged Australia’s poor first-innings performance in Nagpur, which put them well down and prevented them from catching up.
On the subcontinent, catching up is difficult and things may shift rapidly, as we saw, according to Andrew McDonald. “India put us under a lot of strain, and we didn’t use our first innings. That’s when we saw how things turned out.
The India National Cricket Team humiliated the Australia National Cricket Team by winning the match in three days. Rohit Sharma and company increased their hopes of reaching the World Test Championship final after winning by an innings and 132 runs. The second Test will be contested at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi from February 17 to February 21.