On February 9, there will be a match between India and Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Before this, there has been a lot of discussion about this series. Meanwhile, former fielding coach R Sridhar narrated a funny incident from the 2014 Test series between India and Australia. Dhoni announced his retirement from Test cricket in the middle of this series. In such a situation, Virat Kohli was made the new Test captain of India.
In Sydney, Virat played his first Test as captain. Kohli had brought Team India on par by scoring a century in the first innings of this match. In such a situation, after four days of play, there was a discussion among the players of the team. If Australia set a target of 350 runs on the last day. So India will try to win. The Kangaroos did just that, setting a target of 364 runs ahead of India.
In such a situation, Captain Virat clearly said. To win the match, the Indian team will try to score four runs in each over. In such a situation, Dhoni reached out to him and gave him an advice. As a captain, he should think about the whole team. Virat is capable of doing it, but is the whole team capable of doing it. On this Virat said until we try, we will not know. whether we are able to do it or not.
India played an aggressive game on the fifth day of the Sydney Test. Captain Virat played an innings of 141 runs in an innings. Murali Vijay also scored 99 runs. As long as these two were in the field, India’s victory looked certain. Once gone, Nathan Lyon took wickets at regular intervals. However, India continued to play aggressively. Team India eventually lost the match by 48 runs. Kohli, on the other hand, won hearts in his first Test as captain.
Indian cricket team
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (Wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan (Wicketkeeper), R.K. Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Suryakumar Yadav.
test series schedule
- First Test: February 9 to 13, Nagpur
- Second Test: February 17 to 21, Delhi
- Third Test: March 1 to 5, Dharamsala
- Fourth Test: March 9 to 13, Ahmedabad