Australia vs India: After an embarrassing defeat in the second game, Australia is finding ways to mark a comeback in the four matches test series. The third game of the Border Gavaskar Trophy will begin on 07th January in Sydney while the Aussies are finding strategies to counter the India threat.
Australian top-order batsman Marnus Labuschagne feels that the team needs some strict ways to counter the visitors in the third Test. Aussies have to be strongly disciplined to comeback against India in the third game.
“Indian bowlers came up with a plan for us in the previous game… and made sure they put up the heavy field on the leg side. Their bowlers bowled tight lines and according to the field. This slowed down our scoring rate as the players will be restricted to just one run instead of four.
Australia need to be disciplined says Labuschagne:
“We (Australia) need to be utterly disciplined and come up with much better ways to tackle them put them under pressure,” Marnus Labuschagne said in a virtual press conference.
Labuschagne who is the leading run-getter in the ongoing test series for Australia also talked about the batting standards. He said that they need to do a lot better and keep grinding in that order.
“Rotating strikes and finding the right boundaries are something that is often talked about when facing any bowling department. It is always better for the batsmen and team if they find the little upper hand against a certain bowler,” Labucshagne said.
“There are a lot of things we are always talking about and staying on top of it. We are making sure that when we step into the field next time, we are brave enough to implement those when the situation arises. It doesn’t have to be pretty, Aussies got to keep grinding,” he added.
Team India missed out of some of the key players in the test series, Virat Kohli, Mohammad Shami, Ishant Sharma and now Umesh Yadav has been out of the team. Despite this Ajinkya Rahane led side made a strong comeback with eight wicket win against Australia in the second Melbourne Test.