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

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.

Marnus Labuschagne

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.

Nathan Lyon

Nathan Lyon of Australia appeals for the wicket of Ollie Robinson of England on day 3 of the Second Ashes Test between Australia and England at the Adelaide Oval, in Adelaide, Saturday, December 18, 2021. (AAP Image/Matt Turner) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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 

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

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.

 

By Shivanshu Chauhan

A Professional Cricketer for past 4 Years for the teams of Lucknow and CISCE. He keeps an eye on all the Cricket insights which sometimes professional journos lack. He Keeps the wicket on the 22 Yards and takes care of the board meetings over here. No Official Statements go off from the website because of him. He keeps you updated by breaking News both in English and Hindi.