Australia leads the four-match series 1-2, having won the third Test in Indore by 9 wickets.
Sunil Gavaskar, a former India captain, has slammed the Australian selectors for their decision-making in selecting the team for the first two Tests against India in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy. While former players and experts have targeted the Australian team following their defeats in the first two Tests, Gavaskar believes that the selectors should bear responsibility for including injured players in the squad. Australia leads India 1-2 in the four-match series, having won the third Test by 9 wickets in Indore.
In his column for Sportstar, Gavaskar suggested that the Australian selectors resign even if the visitors make a strong comeback and level the series.
“While ex-Australian players on various media platforms are taking aim at their players, the real targets should be the Australian selectors. How can they select three players (Hazlewood, Starc, and Cameron Green) who they knew would be unavailable for the first two Tests? That is, for the first half of the series, the team’s management had only 13 players to choose from “Gavaskar wrote this before the third Test ended.
“Then they fly in a newcomer (Matthew Kuhnemann) despite having a similar player on the team. Why did they pick the player in the first place if they didn’t think he was good enough? That meant the team’s management had to choose 11 players from a pool of 12. Ridiculous. Even if Australia makes a stunning comeback and wins the next two Tests to level the series, the selectors should resign if they have any sense of responsibility “He went on to say.
In terms of the third Test, Australia defeated India on a rank-turner last week, cutting the deficit to 2-1.
With the victory, Australia secured a spot in the World Test Championship final (WTC).