India vs Australia Pitch report: Check how Twitterati’s reactions for Ahmedabad’s pitch
Updated on: Mar 9, 2023 12:30 pm IST
India vs Australia Pitch report: The fourth test of the Border Gavaskar Trophy has already been started. Australian stand-in skipper Steven Smith won the toss and opted to bat first. The surface wasn’t a sand pit and the spinners didn’t get into the game from the word ‘go.’
The surface offered some bounce and good carry through to the wicket-keeper which tempted the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma to use his pacers Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav from either end of the wicket. At the end of the first session of play the match was nicely poised as Australia lost Travis Head & Marnus Labuschagne at the score of 75 in 29 overs. Mohammad Shami and Ravichandran Ashwin got a wicket each.
India vs Australia Pitch report
The pitch so far has been even for both teams and seems like fans are also convinced with the surface so far. Check out some reactions shared by fans over twitter,
Thanks for preparing a standard test match pitch at Ahmedabad. Atleast seems that way on day 1.
— FPL Hriday (@Drodcity) March 9, 2023
#askstar @StarSportsIndia Ahmedabad ground pitch fast Bowling ki hai …to waha spin karna sahi decision hai …first half me fast bowling se wicket milne chances zyada hai
— Mohammed Ghouse☆ (@mdpasha347) March 9, 2023
All the petrified mindset of Australia about spin pitches had changed right after second test,when a complacent India loose-talked about pitch-type changes for next two tests, a red-soil at Indore compared to blacks at earlier venues and pacy,greentop at Ahmedabad! India, waning!
— Gopu Rajasekar A (@GopuRajasekarA1) March 9, 2023
Indian batting unit lacks most in this series is to bat with sheer concentration due to all the noise around the pitch.
Aus have picked 3 spinners. Desperately wanna see the art to bat spin in the Ahmedabad test.
Ball will stay low as match progresses.Need to maximize in 1st inn
— Namra Patel 🇮🇳 (@NamraPatel__) March 9, 2023
Ahmedabad ki pitch axar Patel ko jyada suit kregi #askstar
— anish jha (@anishjh12586149) March 9, 2023
IND vs AUS 4th Test teams
Despite some live green grass on the wicket, Australia haven’t rested any of their spinners. The trio of Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, Matthew Kuhnemann are playing, whereas Mitchell Starc and all-rounder Cameron Green being the only two seamers.
On the other hand, the hosts India have made only a solitary change in their eleven. Mohammed Siraj has been rested for this game and is replaced by Mohammed Shami. Indian team has again opted for two seamers and three spinners. Check out the Playing XI’s of both teams,
India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Srikar Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami
Australia Playing XI: Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith (c), Peter Handscomb, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Matthew Kuhnemann, Todd Murphy, Nathan Lyon