Who will gain lead in Ranchi?
Discussion is always on about the pitch when match happens in India. The same is the case against Australia series. Debate started at Pune. It continued in Bangalore as week. Batting was not easy on those spinning tracks. Everyone is waiting to see how Pitch at Ranchi behaves. Ranchi is going to make its test debut on Thursday. Looking at the pitch Experts believe that match will not finished early. Nail biting match is anticipated amidst of DRS controversy. Unlike at the first two venues, Unusual bounce is not expected .Chris Broad has rated Bangalore pitch as below par.
- Australia is playing 800th test match.
- Smith is 76 runs away to reach milestone of scoring 500 runs in cricket.
- Murali Vijay will be playing his 50th test match.
- Ranchi is 26th Venue to make test Debut.
There is war of words between teams on the field and off the field as well. Momentum is definitely with the Indian squad after winning the previous test match at Bangalore. After solving the DRS issue amicably ,Both teams started debating about the pitch. Toss can be vital at Ranchi as fourth innings is toughest to bat.
Murali Vijay’s comeback
India had a disappointing start to the series with a loss of huge margin. India bounced back with double the energy. Batsmen have to perform if India want to gain lead at Ranchi. KL Rahul is the top scorer with three half centuries in four innings of the series. Virat Kohli’s personal form is a concern for team India. He was able to score only forty runs in his last four innings together. M Vijay has recovered will from the shoulder injury he picked up in the match at Pune. We all know Mukund played in place of Murali Vijay to open the batting with KL Rahul.