India and Australia are all set to clash against each other for the four-match test series. This series between the two teams will be played in February-March this year. This time India will host the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The first Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy will be played in Nagpur from 9 February.
However, it is believed that the series between the two teams can be very exciting. Apart from this, this series is going to be very important in terms of the World Test Championship. At the same time, before this series, former Australian wicketkeeper Ian Healy gave a big statement.
“They (India) have got a good team but I’m not too scared of their spinners unless they produce unreasonable wickets. If they produce unreasonable wickets like they did half the series last time (we won’t win), two wickets were just terrible, unfair, spinners jumping over your head on day one,” Healy was quoted as saying by SEN on Monday.
I’m not too scared of their spinners: Ian Healy
Healy believes that the Indian team is good, but despite this, the Australian team will give them a tough fight. However, he also talked about how the pitch will play its role. Apart from Nagpur, matches of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy will be played in Delhi, Dharamshala, and Ahmedabad.
Earlier, the Kangaroo team last played a Test series on Indian soil in the year 2017. In that series, Team India defeated Australia 2-1 under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. During that series, there was a lot of ruckus about the pitch. Now, Ian Healy said that there is not much danger from Indian spinners, but if the pitch is bad then there will be problems.
“So that type of thing they will play better on than we will, but if they get flat wickets that India used to put out, nice flat batting wickets and bowlers have to work really hard, I think we can do it. But (my prediction is) 2-1 India, if (Mitchell) Starc’s unavailable in the first Test,” the cricketer-turned-commentator added.
Here’s how fans reacted:
He should be worried about his team
— Bharbhuti ji (@crickdevil) January 18, 2023
I haven’t heard anyone crying about the bouncy pitches when touring Australia 😂
— T.Rex 🦖 (@The_Basic_Dino) January 18, 2023
Australia also used their home advantage against South Africa @IanHealy we will also use !! Don't worry try hard to win 😂🙂
— Nithish Tirumani (@RisingNithish) January 18, 2023
Started crying for pitches😭
— Maddy_31 (@My_cricket26) January 18, 2023
Inka to ra…i rona abhi se hi shuru hai
— Imharshit (@Imharshit_HD) January 18, 2023
Unreasonable kya hota h bc ache spinners create Karo Aur spin khelna seekho
— JethaOP (@salaamthok) January 18, 2023
What About You When You Produce Pitch Against South Africa??
— 𝓢𝓾𝓫𝓱𝓪𝓼𝓱𝓻𝓮𝓮⁴⁵ ( Fan Account ) (@subhu__RO45) January 18, 2023
Looks like You Guys Want a Flat Road. I suggest you to go Pakistan instead of India. You will get Reasonable Pitches😂
— Rio Rithik (@devkish333) January 18, 2023
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