Australia opener Will Pukowski and David Warner’s injury have canceled the Australian cricket team’s first Test plan against India in Adelaide, which will start on 17 December. The day-night Test between the two countries will be the only Test in the series in which India captain Virat Kohli will play a role. But Australia’s batting line up faces questions.
Pukowski was hurt at the helmet during the tour match, while Warner suffered a backache during the second ODI against India. There is doubt whether both the players will be fit for the first Test.
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Australian batsman Steve Smith was recently asked if he would be willing to bat in order to do what was necessary to do so.
“It doesn’t bother me, I’ve batted at number three before, I’m happy to bat at number three or four,” Smith told reporters during a virtual press conference on Thursday.
“When you bat at number three you are sometimes in the second ball of the game or the first over of the game, so there is a reality of batting there, so one of the three can definitely go to the top, Whether it is talked about, I am not sure, ”he said.
When India last toured Australia in 2018, the visitors managed to win their first Test series Down Under. The Kohli-led team beat Australia 2–1 in a four-match series. India and Australia will now be seen in action in the upcoming four-match Test series.
The series will be broadcast on Sony Ten 3 and Sony six channels. The first Test of the series will be a pink ball competition, which started on 17 December. Australia won the ODI series, while Men in Blue walked away with honors in the T20 series.
(With ANI inputs)
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