A team that was finding it difficult to get 11 players before the match started. A team whose seven regular players were injured. A team, whose captain had returned home due to family reasons, defeated one of the strongest teams in the world in their home series. This happens very rarely, but Team India has done so.
India were to score 328 runs in the last Test of the Border-Gavaskar series. At the same time, Australia needed ten wickets to win the match. If Rohit Sharma went cheap as soon as the match started, then Australia would win the match. Or now Team India will play for the draw. but that did not happen.
Because of this the young players of the team. When Shubman Gill never let the team out of the match, Rishabh Pant succumbed to the match. India has got many new stars from this series. On the other hand there are signs of earthquake in Cricket Australia. Captain Tim Paine looks most threatened.
After all, what did India do because of which Penn could be captained? How did India succeed even after more than half the players were injured? What is the role of racial commentary on Indian players in this success? How did Sundar succeed in taking 3 wickets at the pace of Paes Friendly Gaba? Can Shardul also play as a fast bowling all-rounder? What does Siraj’s success mean? Let’s know …
Is the time to make Rahane captain?
Ajinkya Rahane has captained India in five Tests so far. Four of these have been won, while one has been a draw. If we talk about giving Rahane captaincy, India has done it before, when the captain of the Test is different and the captain of the ODI, T20 is different. First Anil Kumble was captain in Tests and Dhoni in ODIs and T20s. Virat Kohli became the captain of the Test after Dhoni retired from the Test. Dhoni continued to captain the ODIs and T20s. In such a situation, if Rahane is made the captain of the Test then once again we can see the round of two captains.
What next for Rishabh and Shubman?
Shubman not only made his debut in this series, but also scored two half-centuries in three Tests. The foundation of victory in the fourth Test was also laid by Shubman. His 91-run innings never let India go out of the match. India has to play the next series from England to India. In India, Shubman will once again be seen opening. He will be accompanied by Rohit Sharma.
Rishabh Pant feeds India in overseas series. The reason for this is their batting. In this series, he told from his batting what he can do. In Sydney, he overturned the match in a session. After the match, coach Ravi Shastri said that India could have won the match if Pant had played there for one more hour. Kasak Pant of Sydney completed it in Brisbane.
His 89-run match-winning innings helped India win their second consecutive series. Even after this, Pant will get an opportunity to play as a wicketkeeper in the next series, it is difficult to say. Because Riddhiman Saha is fed in India. Pant’s poor keeping does not give him a chance in India. This time, Pant may only be seen playing in India as a batsman.
What does Siraj’s success mean?
Racial remarks were made against Mohammed Siraj in Sydney and Brisbane. His auto driver father died during the series. Even after this, he decided to stay with the team. Playing just the third Test, Siraj was the team’s most experienced bowler in this match.
Even in this difficult period, he not only led the team’s bowling attack but also took five wickets. Siraj bowled the most overs in this series. Team India’s fast bowling strength has increased further after Siraj’s performance.
Can Sundar get a chance as a third spinner?
India has to play the next series against England in the country. It is difficult for Ravindra Jadeja to play in the first two Tests against England. The situation is still not clear on Ashwin’s injury. In such a situation, Sundar is more likely to play in the first Test against England.
If Washington Sundar manages to perform like Australia against England, then it may be difficult for Kuldeep Yadav to remain in the team as the third spinner.
Can Shardul play further as an all-rounder?
Shardul Thakur has been playing in the domestic circuit for a long time. He has hit six half-centuries in first-class cricket. However, his batting average is just 16. In such a situation, it is too early to see him as a fast bowling all-rounder.
Why can Penn’s captaincy go?
Many former Australia players have questioned Tim Paine’s captaincy. Former leg-spinner Shane Warne said that I think the time has come to remove Penn from the captaincy. Warne has also questioned Penn’s captaincy over his poor wicketkeeping. Former fast bowler Brett Lee has also questioned Penn’s captaincy and wicketkeeping.
Former captain Ricky Ponting is also not happy with Penn’s decisions taken during the match. Ponting says that Penn had to bowl more short bowling against Indian batsmen, but he did not.
How did India succeed even after more than half the team got injured?
Four players who played the third Test before the start of the fourth Test, Hanuma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja, Jaspreet Bumrah and Ravichandran Ashwin were ruled out due to injury. India was not getting 11 fit players for the playing eleven.
The team had to include Washington Sundar as a net bowler. Earlier, Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur, who were present in Australia as net bowlers, were included in the team. Navdeep Saini debuted in this series. Shubman Gill also made his debut in the same series. These players took advantage of the opportunities. Former cricketer Akash Chopra told Cricinfo that this team has proved every prediction wrong. Nobody expected such a performance from this team.
What is the role of racial commentary on Indian players in this success?
Australian audiences in Sydney made racist remarks against Bumrah and Siraj. The same happened against Siraj and Sundar in Brisbane. Both Siraj and Sundar responded to the racial remarks in this match by their performance. In Australia’s first inning, Sundar took three and Siraj took one wicket. In India’s first inning, Sundar not only scored 62 runs in a debut match but also made a century partnership with Shardul Thakur.