Australian cricket team had a lot of reputation at stake when they arrive in India for four-match Test series. But two back-to-back defeats and below-par performance have diminished their stature as a fierce Test squad in the world of cricket.
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Aussies made havoc on Indian pitches before coming to India and used every possible way to prepare themselves for the Ashwin-Jadeja challenge, but it all went in vain as the Indian off-spinners dominated most part of the bilateral contest. The Indian spinners have bagged 31 wickets in the first two games and are expected to continue their dominance over the Aussies in the remaining two games.
While Australia succumbed to Indian challenges on Sunday in the 2nd Test of the series, former England skipper Michael Vaughan has lashed out at Australia for their poor display. In his Twitter post, Vaughan admitted that it's not easy to perform in Indian conditions as many teams had faced similar fates but made an interesting point by suggesting that the Aussies should start looking beyond veterans like David Warner and Steven Smith.
Taking to Twitter, Vaughan wrote, "Waking up to see a proper collapse by the Aussies .. many teams have done the same in India .. it’s not easy .. but let’s be honest the Aussies, once Warner & Smith retire, have very little waiting in the wings.”
Both the teams will re-group for the third Test match of the series in Indore, scheduled to start on March 1.