The 4-match test series between India and Australia will start on December 17 and both the teams are preparing themselves for the longer format by playing practice matches. In the second three-day practice test match which started on Dec 11, the Indian top order batting line-up was not able to make any impact as India chose to bat first after winning the toss.
In the first innings, Mayank Agarwal got dismissed early while Prithvi Shaw (40) and Shubman Gill (43) got a good start but failed to capitalize on it. However in the second innings, Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill made a comeback and played brilliant knocks of 61 and 65, respectively but Prithvi Shaw was dismissed at 3.
The former Australian spinner Brad Hogg was ready with a piece of advice for the Indian top order batsmen after seeing how they lost their wickets. In his tweet, he advised the Indian top order batsmen that they should be aware of where their off-stump is, should not go after the ball which is moving away from off-stump and should also learn to leave the delivery which is of good length.
Here is what Brad Hogg tweeted, “Indian top order need to know where their off stump is, learn to leave the ball off a good length, and not chase the ball moving away outside off stump.”
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) December 12, 2020
This piece of advice did not go well with the former Indian cricketer Wasim Jaffer who is also the batting coach of the IPL team Kings XI Punjab.
Wasim who is known for taking jibe using memes chooses to remind the Aussies that they need to decide as to who will open the innings for them. He tweeted, “Australia need to know who their top order is”.
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) December 12, 2020
Australian cricketer David Warner and Will Pucovski were supposed to open for Australia in the first test match but now they both have been ruled out of the test match because Warner has suffered groin injury during a match of the shorter format while Pucovski had a concussion while he was playing against India A in the first practice game.
Who do you think will open for Australia in the first test match?