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Team India has performed better in the on-going series than when they last won in Australia: Deep Dasgupta

January 18, 2021

Written By,

Ankit Seth

Veteran Indian cricketer Deep Dasgupta believes that team India can retain the Border Gavaskar Trophy by drawing the fourth Test match. If the visitors manage to win the series despite all the odds, it would be a massive victory for the men in blue. It will be more significant than the tour in 2018-19. In 2019, the Indian cricket team won the series 2-1.

Injuries are an inseparable part of the game but the Indian team are going through one of their biggest injury crises. Justin Langer believes that the Indian Premier League's timing has played a significant role in the players' injuries. Some experts from the medical spectrum have emphasized on several reasons behind the on-going injury crisis.

India's injury list has been increasing each day right from the start of the Test series. India's key-paced bowler Mohammed Shami was the first to depart after getting injured during the T20I series against Australia. Umesh Yadav, along with four more players were also injured and had to head back home.

The Indian team recorded history as they became the first Asian team to win a Test series in Australia, when they toured the country in 2018. Deep Dasgupta noticed that the entire world would remember India's performance in this series for a very long time. Injuries have ravaged the team, and they have missed a lot of their crucial players. However, the visitors bounced back more robust and even when the odds have been stacked against them.

The Australian team appears to be under pressure: Deep Dasgupta

Deep Dasgupta believes the hosts are under pressure as they badly need to grab a win in the Brisbane Test. With the win, they can get the Border-Gavaskar Trophy back. In 2019, due to the absence of David Warner and Steve Smith, India easily won against Australia. Both David Warner and Steve Smith were banned because of the ball-tampering scandal.  Many cricketing experts believed that the result could have been different if they played with their two best batsmen.

However, in the on-going Border Gavaskar series, it's India who is missing half of their team, and still, the side managed to draw a match. It is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding achievements for the visitors. If they tend to draw Brisbane's last game, India will retain the Border-Gavaskar series.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth