Will the test be finished in three days? Else will be completed in four?… This was the case in test matches held in India over couple of years! India was Successful on all the Occasions till Aussies gave them befitting reply. India might get support when they prepare Square turners. But that could be a trap for themselves when opposition got better spinners than us. Ashwin and Jadeja could not effective as they were against England and South Africa. First test at Pune is definitely an eye opener for India. Three Indian Spinners cumulatively picked 14 wickets. where both Australian spinners took 16 wickets together.
Eye opener for team India
Square turners are to attributed for most of Success for Ashwin and Jadeja. India wouldn’t have imagined a loss by a margin of 333 runs. It was clearly evident that India was complacent before the series as the Aussie team arrived was least experienced side ever to be toured. But before the start of series they practiced on Dubai pitches which resemble India’s. they had devised perfect Strategy to play Indian spinners. Ashwin and Jadeja were able to pick up only 4 wickets together in 60 over’s they bowled in first innings.
O’ Keefe picked up six wickets each in both the innings. He and Jadeja are Similar bowlers. But Jadeja has got bit more turn than O Keefe which had negative effect on this match. Jadeja’s Deliveries which missed the bat also missed the stumps .Where as O Keefe Stuck to the length, his lesser turning balls pitched in line would hit off stump the moment is missed the bat.Even best batsmen in the world Kohli was troubled facing spin. Starc and Renshaw proved to be major difference for both the sides. Mitchell Starc cleared the field with ease against the spinners. Matt seemed to an adept leaving deliveries which miss off stump.
Second test will be played at Chinnaswamy stadium Bangalore. Skipper has exceptional record at Bangalore.