The first match of the Border Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia will be played in Nagpur from 9 February to 13 February 2023. A piece of big news is coming before this test match.
According to reports, Ausutralia’s all-around sensation did not bat during the Visitors’ practice session at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur for the first test.
However, Green was seen doing some fitness training. The team management has opted for a cautious approach to ensure his injury is not aggravated but he is expected to miss the first test match of the series.
The 23-year-old batting all-rounder Green has still not recovered from his injury, he received the injury against South Africa’s gun bowler Nortje and went straight to the gloves of Cameron Green. Due to this injury, his finger was fractured. Australia team’s vice-captain Steve Smith has given a big update on Cameron Green’s injury, from which it can be assumed that he may be out of the first match.
Giving an update on Cameron Green’s injury, Steve Smith said, ‘I don’t think he will be able to play the first Test, I don’t think he has faced fast bowlers yet. So I dare say he won’t play but who knows? I’m not quite sure. We will wait and see.
Australia head coach Andrew McDonald recently spoke about Cameron Green saying that if Cameron is not fit to bowl, he could be given a chance as a specialist batter, but If he is unable to make a place in the playing XI as a batter, then Matt Renshaw and Peter Handscomb can be looked at in his place.
Below is the list of Commentary Panels for the IND vs. AUS test series.
- Ravi Shastri
- Sunil Gavaskar
- Murali Karthik
- Dinesh Karthik
- Ajit Agarkar
- Harsha Bhogle
- Matthew Hayden
- Sanjay Manjrekar
Below is the Full Squad of both teams with the Predicted Playing XI:
AUS Squad: Pat Cummins (c), Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Lance Morris, Todd Murphy, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith (VC), Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner
India Squad (for the first two Tests): Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul (VC), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat, Ishan Kishan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Suryakumar Yadav.
Predicted Playing XI for the first BGT test:
Australia Predicted Playing XI: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Peter Handscomb Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Travis Head, Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins, Lance Morris, Scott Boland
India Predicted Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, KS Bharat/Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammad Siraj, Mohammad Shami
India vs. Australia Test Match Dates & Venue 2023
|Thu, Feb 09 – Mon, Feb 13||India vs. Australia, 1st Test 2023||Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur||09:30 AM IST|
|Fri, Feb 17 – Tue, Feb 21||India vs. Australia, 2nd Test 2023||Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi||09:30 AM IST|
|Wed, Mar 01 – Sun, Mar 05||India vs. Australia, 3rd Test 2023||Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala||09:30 AM IST|
|Thu, Mar 09 – Mon, Mar 13||India vs. Australia, 4th Test 2023||Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad||09:30 AM IST|