Former India spinner, Harbhajan Singh analyzed India’s play after the end of Day 1 of the ongoing World Test Championship.
It was by no means a good start for India as they failed to pick up wickets early and allowed Steve Smith and Travis Head to build up a huge partnership.
Meanwhile, Harbhajan has stated that India should have put in the bouncers early on for Head.
India’s bowlers put up a very dismal performance on Day 1 as they gave away many runs.
Says Harbhajan for Travis Head,
No doubt Travis Head batted extremely well. Dada also said that Test cricket is all about playing patiently but the counterattack he did apart from showing patience was praiseworthy. But it might be the first time that I don’t agree with Dada.
Furthermore, Harbhajan has also stated that bowlers should start employing bouncers early on in the innings.
I feel tactically the bouncers, that could have been used at the start, were not employed. They used it too late. If they had been used earlier, the feet do not go forward, no matter how great a batter you might be- whether it is Ricky Ponting or Sachin Tendulkar. Then the new ball could be used by pitching it up.
India dismiss Australia for a mammoth score of 469
Meanwhile, India got the Australian wickets after toiling very hard in the sun.
Finally, Australia was skittled out for a mammoth score of 469 and is comfortably in the driver’s seat.
On the other hand, India didn’t get a good start to their first innings as the openers were dismissed in quick succession.
Even Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli didn’t last long in the middle and were dismissed quickly.
Afterward, it was Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja who revived India’s innings back to life with some boundaries.
When Jadeja was on 48, he was dismissed by Nathan Lyon and currently Srikar Bharat and Rahane are at the crease for India.
Moreover, India finished Day 2 at 151/5 and will have an uphill task of winning this game from here on.
Additionally, there are chances that India will get a follow-on from Australia as well.
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