Australian Cricket Team thrashed the mighty Proteas in the 1st Test match at the Gabba. The hosts displayed one of the finest bowling performances as they were quite disciplined in their approach. Skipper Pat Cummins had a great outing as he took 7 wickets which included one 5 wicket haul in the 2nd innings.
The Proteas would be utterly disappointed with their batting performance as another 100-odd run would have made the difference. The Skipper Dean Elgar must be quite happy with the bowling unit as they gave a reality check to Australia and would be hoping for a better performance with the bat.
Former Indian cricketer Reetinder Sodhi wasn't impressed with the green pitch that Australia dished out at the Gabba against South Africa in the first Test. The game ended within two days as the hosts coasted to a six-wicket victory.
"It is not a great exhibition for Test cricket if you're using the pitch to get wickets. Even a normal bowler can make the ball seam on such a green pitch. That doesn't help anyone judge the true quality of a bowler. So personally, Test matches should go on for 4-5 days and the wicket has to play a really crucial role." Sodhi was quoted as saying.
Kuldeep Yadav's performance has simply been brilliant: Sodhi
Sodhi also talked about the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy which will be hosted by India in 2023. He said that it is not going to be easy for the Indian team to play against the Kangaroos but he also claimed that India have enough depth in the spin department.
"The series against Australia will be a hard-fought one. However, we do have the arsenal in our bowling to dominate the opposition. Kuldeep Yadav's performance has simply been brilliant. This has now given us three quality frontline spinners, who bowl with venom and who also can be rotated if you want to add an extra seamer. So we definitely have the resources."
South Africa would be roaring to make an impact in the Boxing Dat Test Match. It won’t be wrong to say that Proteas has a threatening bowling unit as they have got sheer pace. The visitors have won three back-to-back Test Series in Australia and would be keen to keep the winning run.