On Day 1 of the IND vs AUS match, Australia scored 177 runs after opting to bat first, which made the pitch seem more challenging. However, India have already scored 321 runs and will continue to bat on Day 3. The pitch has not played too many tricks but the grass cover and the cracks might start to open up and become looser. According to Mark Waugh, the main body of the pitch hasn’t really done much at all, but the rough is the area where the Indian spinners are going to be bowling into. The left-hand batsmen for Australia facing Patel and Jadeja from over the wicket will have to deal with this rough. Australia should bat better, having understood the conditions and knowing what to expect.
Today: December 9, 2023