Indian team is eyeing the 3-0 lead against Australia in the Border Gavaskar Trophy (BGT) 2023. Men in Blue needs to win at least three matches in four-match series to qualify for the World Test Championship (WTC) Final. Adam Gilchrist thinks that Australia can still draw the series and along with the WTC, makes the series interesting.
Gilchrist feels that Australia still has a lot to earn from the remaining matches-
“It’s been a tough series and they have been outplayed by India up to this point,”
“so the series is done and they can’t win it but they can salvage a lot out of it and that’s the challenge and look Australia has come up against very skilful Indian team here there is no reason Australia can’t salvage something out of it and of course world test championship is something that is on offer for both teams. So that makes it quite interesting,” said former Australian wicketkeeper.
The visitors need to avoid a clean sweep to make it to the WTC Final, Aussies lost the first test match at Nagpur by an inning and 132 runs, while at Delhi, Men in Blue clinch the victory by six wickets.
“I won’t give any advice to the spinners because I can’t bowl spin,” replied Gilchrist when asked to advise spinners.
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Even without Gilchrist’s advice, the Baggy Greens spinners fared well on the first day of the third test match of the BGT. The left-arm spinner, Matthew Kuhnemann led the charge as he unravelled both the opener and ended his day with his first five-wicket hall. While Indian spinner didn’t fare well on the first day of the Indore Test match.
Earlier, India opted to bat first against Steve Smith-led side at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore.