Australia went into the first Test without playing any warm-up matches. Australia claimed that its camps in Sydney and Alur in Karnataka were sufficient for it. Australia made some surprising selection decisions, including leaving batsman Travis Head out of the first Test in Nagpur.
The third Test between India and Australia will be played in Indore from March 1. The Kangaroo team has gone 0-2 behind India in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. In such a situation, former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh believes that ignoring left-arm spinner Ashton Agar for the Nagpur Test was a big mistake by Australia. Australia made some surprising selection decisions, including leaving batsman Travis Head out of the first Test in Nagpur. Australia lost the first Test by innings and 132 runs and the second Test by 6 wickets.
Harbhajan Singh, however, feels that not including left-arm spinner Ashton Agar for the Nagpur Test was a big mistake. Harbhajan Singh said in his YouTube video, “Australia’s biggest mistake was not to include Agar in the playing XI for the Nagpur Test.” There could be options. Australia played two off-spinners which was a big mistake. Agar is a talented bowler.”
Australia will be without their regular captain and experienced fast bowler Pat Cummins before the third Test to be held in Indore from March 1. The team management has sent Agar to Australia to play domestic cricket. Australian selector Toney defended the decision to drop Agar. Agar will play in Western Australia’s next Sheffield Shield match on March 2 and the Marsh Cup final on March 8.