The talk of the community, Border Gavaskar Trophy (BGT) 2023, obtained underway on Thursday (February 9) when Australia encountered India on the Day 1 of the initial Test of the four-match collection inNagpur The Aussies, nevertheless, took every person by shock as they decreased in type as well as globe no. 4 rated Test batter Travis Head from the opening video game of the BGT 2023.
Winning the throw as well as deciding to bat initially, the Pat Cummins- led Australia left to a harsh begin as well as was packed out for 177. Marnus Labuschagne (49) as well as Steve Smith (37) were the highest possible factors for theAussies Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja took a five-wicket haul for India as well as played a substantial duty in bowling out the site visitors.
Playing instead of Head, Matt Renshaw fell short to excite with the bat as well as was disregarded leg prior to gate by Jadeja for a gold duck.
While several appeared frustrated as well as examined the incorporation of Renshaw over Head, previous Australia captain Ricky Ponting in the ICC Review Podcast backed the choice pointing out there would certainly have been 5 left-handers if Head was offered a location.
“I’ve actually been wondering what they might do with their line-up, The fact that they played Matt Renshaw in Sydney (in the last Test), to me meant that they had probably had other plans in mind for him,” claimed Ponting
“If they’re going to keep him in, they couldn’t really afford to keep Travis Head in either, because they would’ve had five left-handers in their top seven, which probably would’ve played into Ravi Ashwin’s hands. Ashwin loves, as we know, bowling to left-handers,” he included.
Ponting better claimed: “The other side of it is that Travis’ record outside of Australia, and particularly in the subcontinent, is nowhere near as good. So when you put all those pieces together, I actually wasn’t that surprised.”
On the various other hand, Australia professional Steve Waugh appeared angry with the Head’s exemption from the initial test versus India as well as took a dig at the option panel. The 57-year-old required to Instagram as well as composed: “Hard to believe we can drop the number 4 ranked test batsman in the world and probably our best batsman in the last 12 months plus he bowls better than average off spin – let’s wait and see-maybe the Aussie selectors are geniuses!”
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