The Border-Gavaskar series between India and Australia (IND vs AUS) is starting from 9 February. This series is considered very important for both the teams, because winning this series is very important for both the teams to reach the final of the World Test Championship.
Let us tell you that the Indian team’s experienced star spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is included in the Indian squad for the first two Tests for the Test series, which can become a big threat for the Kangaroo team.
In such a situation, the Australian team is making special preparations for the spin bowlers. The Kangaroo team has called a duplicate player of Ashwin, Mahesh Pithiya, to Bengaluru, who is giving spin bowling practice to the Australian batsmen.
IND vs AUS Test: Kangaroo team called Ashwin’s ‘duplicate player’ in Bengaluru
Actually, a four-match Test series is to be played between India-Australia (IND vs AUS), for which both the teams started preparations. Let us tell you that Team India’s experienced spinner R Ashwin can prove to be a threat to Australia. In such a situation, the Australian team has called a player in Bengaluru to face Ashwin, who bowls exactly like R Ashwin, this player is Mahesh Pithiya.
Australian players say that BCCI cheats with them in practice matches, it gives them green pitches, which does not help spin bowlers and batting is easy for them, but spin pitches are used in matches. Because of this, he has decided not to play practice matches before this Test series.
After this, the Australian team is preparing on the old pitch in Bengaluru, which is completely broken. He is getting Mahesh Pithiya to bowl so that the kangaroo batsmen can prepare themselves beforehand.
As per a report in cricket.com.au :-
The Australian team has faced duplicate Ravichandran Ashwin balls in the first practice session of the Test tour. The focus was on countering spin and Pithiya stood out among the local net bowlers. He bowled continuously without any break and troubled batsmen like Smith, Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head.