India will tackle Australia within the first take a look at match of the four-match Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023 collection, which commences from Thursday (February 9) at Vidarbha Cricket Affiliation (VCA) Stadium in Nagpur.
The VCA stadium again in 2008 has as soon as hosted a Take a look at between India and Australia that noticed the dream debut of Aussie spinner Jason Krejca as he picked eight wickets within the match. Nevertheless, regardless of Krejca’s distinctive bowling, the guests ended up on the dropping aspect.
The final Take a look at performed on the venue was in 2017, When Ravichandran Ashwin dismantled the Sri Lanka batting line-up and ended with spectacular bowling figures of 8 for 130.
The primary match of the BGT 2023 would possibly see the return of Ravindra Jadeja, who was out of motion for some time following an damage. With the spin duo of Ashwin and Jadeja again collectively, India would be the favourites to win the sport. In the meantime, Australia would additionally look to make use of the spinning tack to their benefit, having skilled Nathan Lyon on their aspect.
Notably, the guests even employed a rookie spinner to coach themselves for the Ashwin problem forward of the primary take a look at match in Nagpur.
VCA Stadium pitch report:
Like all different Indian pitches, this observe will even assist the spinners greater than quick bowlers. Whereas batters will even discover it simple to attain runs on the venue, supplied they spend a while on the pitch and browse the ball properly.
VCA stadium stats and information:
- Highest crew whole: 610/6d, by India in opposition to Sri Lanka in 2017/18
- Lowest crew whole: 79, by South Africa in opposition to India in 2015/16
- Highest particular person rating: 253*, by Hashim Amla (South Africa) in opposition to India in 2010/11
- Finest bowling in an innings: 8/215, by Jason Krejza (Australia) in opposition to India in 2008/09
- Most runs scored by a participant: Virendar Sehwag – 357
- Most wickets taken: R Ashwin – 19
- Most fifties: MS Dhoni – 4
- Most Lots of: Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar – 2