Australia tour of the year 2020-21 was memorable for India
India defeated Australia for the second time in the Test series in Australia
New Delhi. A 4-match Test series is currently being played between India and Australia. It is known as Border-Gavaskar Trophy. At present it is with the Indian team. In the last three series, Team India has captured it. Out of this, once in India and twice Australia has been defeated by going to Australia. Last time when India won the series in Australia, there were many such players who had earned name but today their place is not being made in the team.
The tour of Australia for the year 2020-21 was an unforgettable tour for the Indian team. In the first Test match played in Adelaide, Team India was all out by Australia for just 36 runs in the second innings. Captain Virat Kohli returned to India for the birth of his daughter and Ajinkya Rahane was given the responsibility of captaincy. From here the story of the team changed and till the end of the series, the army of injured players conquered Australia.
History created in Australia, no place in the team today
Players like Hanuma Vihari, Washington Sundar, T Natarajan and Shardul Thakur performed memorable for India on the tour of Australia. Shubman Gill, Mohammad Siraj, T Natarajan, Washington Sundar made their Test debut on this tour. The third Test played in Sydney is remembered for the daring innings of Hanuma Vihari. He had spent time on the field for 237 minutes with a pen killer, his innings of 23 runs off 161 balls was unmatched.
Before the Brisbane Test, there was no player left in India’s camp who was not injured, due to which T Natarajan, who went to Australia as a net bowler, got a chance to debut. Sundar also got a chance to debut in this match. He made the match by scoring 62 runs in 144 balls in the first innings and India created history by taking on Brisbane Gava. Today all of them are not part of India’s Test team. T Natarajan is not involved in any format, Sundar is struggling to make a place in T20 and ODIs.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 17, 2023, 22:32 IST