India vs Australia Test Series 2020 - Sydney TestThank goodness, the rain kept away! The third Test Down Under has begun in right earnest, with Australia winning the toss and electing to bat first. They have brought in David Warner, but he got out early for just five runs. In our team, Rohit Sharma will be under pressure to make a good score. He replaces Mayank Agarwal, and Navdeep Saini makes his Test debut for the national team. Let us hope that is a good call by the team management and he gives good support to Bumrah, Siraj, Ashwin and Jadeja.
There's also all the murky controversy in the background about SOPs being breached, about tough quarantine at Brisbane, the venue for the fourth and last match, about Team India possibly refusing to play that Test at all...hope all that does not affect the Team's skills on the field.
An interesting title that I read in the newspaper was the presence of a lady umpire making history as the first lady to umpire in a Men's Test match but was disappointed to read the report that stated Claire Polosak of Australia would be the fourth umpire. How deceiving a title can be! I had thought Claire would be out there on the field, not behind the scenes doing general supervisory work (she is not even the TV referral umpire).
Let's hope for a win for Team India!