Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur is going to host the first Test match. In this background, former Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson gave a small tip to the Kangaroos to put the Indian team under pressure at the beginning of the series. In 2008, the Australian team defeated the Indian team by 172 runs in the Test match held at this Nagpur venue. Mitchell Johnson, a member of that team, gave a tip in a recent interview.
“The Australian team is going to play a Test match again in Nagpur after 2008. At that time, Jason Kreja, the off-spinner in the Australian team, took 12 wickets in the Nagpur Test. A plot pitch was given for that test match. He got angry. It is enough if the Australian team can bat first or two times in the beginning of the Test series which will start from February 9. If you put a big score on the board in the first innings, you can easily put the Indian team under pressure. Mitchell Johnson said that the Indian players may not dare to counter-attack against Australian spinner Nathan Lyon because of his experience and record.
The Australian team has not won a Test series on Indian soil since 2004. So this time the Australian team is taking steps with a clear plan before the series. Although BCCI is ready to make arrangements for warm-up matches, they have denied that they don’t want to. The Australian team suspected that the BCCI is going to play the matches on spin pitches after giving a grass pitch for the warm-up matches. With that, there was no benefit from the warm-up matches. Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood missed the Nagpur Test due to injuries.
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