IND Vs AUS: The Test series between IND Vs AUS has taken a new turn after the visitors, Australia paves their way back in the third Test match at Holkar Stadium in Indore.
Australia won that game by nine wickets and the series stands with a margin of 2-1. Still, one red ball game will be played at Shri Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad from 9th March 2023.
The Aussies are the first finalist of the World Test Championship (WTC) event which will be played at The Oval from June 7th 2023.
But India had lost a great chance of whitewashing the Aussies and now the final Test match of the Border Gavaskar Trophy will be like a do-or-die for them.
The men in blue side need to win that Test match to book a date to the WTC 2023 Final..
The pitch also has created a controversy and the former wicket-keeper batsman of the men in the blue side is not pleased with the wicket which has been the rank turner in the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023.
Karim even said that Team India is desperate to reach the WTC Finals for the second time in a row this year that’s why they have made such turning tracks for this red ball series.
In this Test series between IND Vs AUS, all three Test matches have ended in just three days instead of the traditional five days.
At Indore, 30 wickets fell in the first two days of the third Test match. The home side, India, has retained the Border Gavaskar Trophy for the fourth back-to-back time.
But still, they haven’t qualified for the WTC Finals in 2023 as of now yet.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has rated the pitch of the Holkar Stadium in Indore as poor.
The turning track of the third Test match between IND Vs AUS came under the scanner from the first session in the morning itself.
The home side lost seven wickets in the morning session and they were bundled out for just 109 runs in the first innings.
According to the ICC Pitch and Outfield Monitoring process, the turning track of Indore has got three demerit points.
The report also said that the pitch at Holkar Stadium was very dry and it was not a balanced one for an engrossing contest between the bat and ball.
The pitch continued to break down from the fifth delivery onwards and it also didn’t provide any seam movement to the pace bowlers.
The three demerit points will be for five year period and if the venue gets five and more such points then no international matches will be held at this venue for a year and if the stadium gets ten such or more points then no international games will be hosted for 24 month period.
The Indian Board, BCCI can appeal in two weeks’ time because the captains of India and Australia didn’t have any major concerns while playing on such a track.