Pat Cummins the regular test captain of the Australian team had to fly back to Australia. After the third test, Cummins went back to be with his ill mother. As he could not get back on time, Steve Smith led the team in the third test. According to many reports, Smith is likely to continue leading the side in the fourth test. The visitors surprised the host in the third test. Australia won the third test match by nine wickets in Indore.
Australian players react for huge crowd and words on smith
Nathan Lyon is the best bowler for the Aussies in the series. He played a vital role in winning the Indore match. He took 8 wicket haul in the second innings. His contribution under the captaincy of smith is more. Lyon said that
“If those rumors come through, it’s going to be bloody loud. It’s exciting. The biggest crowd I’ve ever played in front of is 92,500 at the Ashes in 2013–14. We’ve got the chance to blow that. I don’t think there’ll be many other people who can say they would have played in front of a bigger crowd than that,”
Todd Murphy, the rising Australian spinner said that
“I haven’t dealt with heaps of big crowds back home, so I’ve come over here with the mindset of just enjoying it and embracing what comes with India,”
The final match is crucial for the Indian team as they lost in the fourth test match. It might cost them the World Test Championship final. But the pitch does not seem to be a rank-turner like the one in Indore. In the Indore match, even the Indian batsman felt it hard to score runs. Smith as a captain did very well aginst India
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