IND vs AUS: Before the start of the 4-match Border-Gavaskar Test series against India, the fear of Indian spinners is clearly visible inside the Australian team. That is why he is practicing fiercely against spin bowling continuously during the nets at Alur Cricket Ground near Bangalore. At the same time, Ravichandran Ashwin can prove to be the biggest threat for Australia in this Test series, against his bowling, the team is also practicing with a special strategy.
To prepare against Ashwin’s bowling, the Australian team had included Baroda spin bowler Mahesh Pithia as a net bowler with the same action as him in the first nets. At the same time, he has also included Jammu and Kashmir spin bowler Abid Mushtaq as a net bowler for his preparation against left-arm spin bowling.
Talking about Abid Mushtaq, he took a total of 32 wickets in 7 matches played in this season of Ranji Trophy. While talking about his career so far, Abid has taken a total of 71 wickets in just 20 Ranji matches at an average of 19.63.
Practice in front of Mahesh Pithia to deal with the threat of Ashwin
It is not going to be an easy task for the Kangaroo team to deal with the spin quartet of Ashwin, Jadeja, Kuldeep and Akshar on Indian pitches in this Test series. In such a situation, Australia has included Mahesh Pithia, a bowler with action like him, to face Ashwin.
Mahesh Pithia bowls exactly like Ashwin and that is why Steve Smith to Maransh Labushen have also been seen practicing his balls fiercely on the nets. Let us tell you that against Australia, Ashwin and Jadeja have got a very good record with the ball on the home pitch so far.
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