The India VS Australia series is a potboiler. Each game brings more magical moments to the cricketing world. The first India VS Australia test saw the Indian team play out the Aussies in all aspects of the game. They bowled exceptionally well, and the Australian media, like always, made a mockery of the pitch. But the Australian batters like Peter Handscomb and Alex Carey did show some character while playing their sweep shot against spin. Here is a quick look at a few updates before the 2nd India VS Australia Test:
Shreyas Iyer to be Back for India VS Australia 2nd Test:
Shreyas Iyer, India’s top middle-order batter who was expected to be fit for the 2nd Test against Australia, will join the team in Delhi team. He was recovering from a back injury and has completed all his fitness tests at the NCA. The BCCI medical team has given him the clearance of fitness. His rehab program at the NCA in Bangalore turned out to be successful. He is available for selection in the upcoming India VS Australia test match.
Shreyas Iyer was India’s best middle-order in the test format last season. He was scoring at a high strike rate along with Rishabh Pant. His innings on a tricky wicket in Kanpur against New Zealand was a display of how good he is. He has a weakness against the short ball but he is effectively working on dealing with the same. Here is a look at his stats post making his debut in 2021 in the India VS New Zealand Test Series:
Jasprit Bumrah to Make a Comeback in the IPL 2023:
Jasprit Bumrah, who was expected to recover in time for all the test matches against Australia is struggling to do the same. The NCA management and the BCCI medical team are working on his fitness regimes but it is a tough decision to make. They do not want to rush Jasprit as h is a crucial player for the Mumbai Indians franchise and the Indian cricket team in the long run. Jasprit has a back injury too. He had developed stress fractures. With a managed workload Jasprit Bumrah may play the IPL as the Indian team management wants him for the World Test Championship final if they qualify.
India VS Australia 2023 2nd Test Squad:
In an official media release the BCCI stated, “India batter Shreyas Iyer has completed his rehab at the National Cricket Academy following his back injury and has been cleared by the BCCI Medical Team. Shreyas will join the squad in New Delhi ahead of the second Test of the Mastercard Australia tour of India for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.”.
Here is a look at the updated squad of the Indian Cricket Team:
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Suryakumar Yadav.
To know more go to the official website of the Indian Cricket Team.