Australia hopes to bounce back strongly and win the final two games to tie the series after suffering two humbling losses in a row in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy. In order to eventually stay in the running for the World Test Championship (WTC) final, Australia selector Tony Dodemaide remarked that the team is keen to obtain a result in the final two games.
The 59-year-old also discussed the upcoming Ashes, saying that only players who are best suited to represent Australia in the game’s longest format will be chosen. His primary attention is, however, on the India series because their chance to compete in the WTC final is still in doubt.
We are concerned with what we can obtain.That’s clearly a clear goal for us right now out of these final two Tests. We’ll talk about Ashes preparation later, but for now, we’re dedicated to selecting the best-suited players for Test matches, especially something as significant as the Ashes, said Dodemaide on Wednesday, as reported by the West Australian.
We haven’t discussed that issue up to this point. We are anxious to learn something from the remaining episodes of this series, as would everyone at home, I’m sure. There is no question that we can still draw the series here, but doing so would be difficult. We’re anxious for a result from these games, both for the World Test Championship and for ourselves.Added the former cricketer, “the last two games.”
Leg spinner Mitchell Swepson is expected to re-join the team prior to the start of the third Test in Indore on March 1, therefore Australia has sent Ashton Agar home. Dodemaide explained that they had to call him back since there are currently too many spinners available for choosing when talking about the same thing.
We will effectively have five spinners in the lineup for the final two Test matches with Mitchell Swepson’s return, which is perhaps too much barring a complete disaster.