Australia’s Todd Murphy is within the body for the primary Check match towards India in Nagpur which kicks begins on Thursday (February 9) on the Vidarbha Cricket Affiliation Stadium. If that is so he’ll develop into the 465th participant to earn the Dishevelled Inexperienced cap for the Aussies as they attempt to finish their 19-year anticipate a Check sequence win on Indian soil. On the flip aspect, Peter Handscomb might additionally function for the primary time in 4 years.
Is Murphy set for debut?
The guests have give you a particular plan and introduced 4 spin choices together with uncapped Murphy. The 22-year-old may gain advantage from the harm worries within the squad because the likes of Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood are dominated out of the match whereas Cameron Inexperienced additionally appears to be like all however finished, having didn’t show his health earlier than the opening contest.
Murphy, together with Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Swepson and Ashton Agar is without doubt one of the prime spin choices at Pat Cummins’ disposal. Murphy has performed seven First Class matches and scalped 29 wickets with a better of 42/4. In his Record A profession, he has 12 wickets in 14 matches whereas he was additionally a member of Australia’s U-19 squad.
Peter Handscomb to return after three years?
If the harm woes proceed to flow into the guests, wicketkeeper-batter Handscomb might function for the primary time in 4 years. Apparently, Handscomb’s final Check match got here towards India in January 2019 on the Sydney Cricket Floor. He has since been frozen out of the workforce and will search a comeback into the workforce if a possibility is offered to him.
Last workforce choice earlier than toss
Australia skipper Pat Cummins has urged that he will not reveal the workforce till the toss on Thursday in Nagpur. In contrast to the house Check sequence, the place the Aussies reveal the workforce a day earlier than the beginning of the match, they’ve opted towards and stored the suspense earlier than the massive encounter on Thursday.
The primary Check match between India and Australia will begin at 9:30 AM on Thursday (February 9) with the toss happening at 9:00 AM.
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