Australia’s hopes of victory in the ongoing Border Gavaskar Trophy have faded. India has won the first two matches and has taken a 2-0 lead in the series. The third Test match between the two teams will be played at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. Ahead of the third Test, two big pieces of news emerged for the Australian team.
Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood () will also miss the third and fourth Tests. Hazlewood was selected in the Australian squad for the Border Gavaskar Trophy, but did not play in the first two matches due to injury. In this way, according to the information received from Cricket Australia, Hazlewood is withdrawing from this entire series. Another good news for the Australian team. Their fast bowler Mitchell Starr () and all-rounder Cameron Green (Cameron Green) are certain to return to the team. Cricket Australia has said that both the players are fully fit ahead of the third Test match.
Meanwhile, the upcoming Test match between India and Australia is still 10 days away. This match between both teams will be played on March 1 at Holkar Stadium, Indore. Earlier, the third Test was held at the Dharamshala Stadium. But the match was shifted to Indore as the ground was not ready to play. Although Starc and Green are fit for the third Test, the Australian captain has returned home before the third Test. After the defeat in the Delhi Test on Sunday (February 19), Cummins left for home. He is said to have taken the decision for personal reasons. So, it will be known soon whether he will rejoin the team before the Indore Test.
India need to clinch this series to reach the final of the ICC World Test Championship. On the other hand, if India beats Australia by a margin of 4-0, the Australian team may lose their place in the final. Against this backdrop, the next two matches between the two teams will be decisive. Australia’s veteran opener David Warner may also return home before the third Test. Warner was injured by a ball during the Delhi Test. (Josh Hazelwood ruled out of the BGT 2023 Cameron Green & Mitchell Starc is 100% fit for the 3rd Test)
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