The Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 is just around the corner. Both the teams are gearing up for the epic clash. Team India will look to win the series in order to qualify for the World Test Championship final 2023. Australia have already qualified for the World Test Championship final 2023. It’s never gonna be easy for the Indian team to beat Australia comfortably. In this article, we’ll look at top 5 players who can trouble team India in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023.
Steve Smith is one of the most dependable batters in Australia. He is the pivot around which the whole team revolves and a lot of expectations are on him. In the 92 matches he has played so far, the 33-year-old batter has amassed 8647 runs and has a stupendous average of 60.9. He has the ability to play spin effectively.
Another extremely potent and talented batter of Australia, Marnus Labuschagne is a rock-solid batter at number 3. He has an exceptional batting average of 59.4 in Test cricket and scored 100s at will. He has that solid defence and has been consistent till now in his carrer.
The one man who can trouble the Indian batting line up and can change the course of the game ,is none other than Nathan Lyon. Lyon has always been effective against India. Even Virat Kohli has faced problems facing him in Test Cricket. The Indian pitches will suit his style of bowling.
Josh Hazlewood is the underrated bowler of the Australian team. There have been talks about Starc and Cummins but fans and experts forget the role of Hazlewood in the longest format of the game. He can trouble India with his swing as well as reverse swing . He also gets that extra bounce of the wicket .
Travis Head has been in the form of his life in the past few months. His aggressive batting technique has been troubling the opponent’s bowling attack. He has played with the strike rate over 100 in the past few months. He can be handy against the Indian spinners and can score some quick crucial runs.