Glenn McGrath urges Australia to play extra fearlessly towards India


Former Australia pacer Glenn McGrath feels the Australia cricket crew have been destructive with their batting within the Melbourne Take a look at and praised India on how they dealt with the situations towards a top quality bowling assault.

McGrath urged that the Australian batting unit must again themselves and play with out concern.

India managed to show issues round in Melbourne after struggling a humiliating loss within the Adelaide Take a look at.

Talking on Unplayable Podcast, Glenn McGrath felt the Australians weren’t proactive sufficient and went into survival mode whereas batting.

“I used to be somewhat bit disenchanted with our batsmen. They have been little destructive, did not present intent, weren’t proactive they usually simply sat again, and it was extra about survival quite than trying to rating runs and put the onus again on the bowlers. That is the place Australia let themselves down a bit. Additionally they dropped just a few catches. David Warner coming again within the facet ought to give somewhat little bit of carry as nicely. However i would love the batsman to exit and bat with out concern and simply again themselves and exit and see what they will do.” mentioned McGrath.

The World Cup-winning quick bowler was all reward for Ajinkya Rahane, who captained India successfully and scored an important century within the first innings.

“It’s a must to give credit score to India, the best way they batted (in Melbourne), the modifications they made had a big effect, Rahane actually stepped up with getting the chance to captain. I feel they confirmed methods to deal with situations and bat towards high quality bowling assault.” added McGrath.

Australia cricket crew struggled to get moving into second Take a look at

Australia lost the second Test by eight wickets.
Australia misplaced the second Take a look at by eight wickets.

Typically recognized for enjoying an attacking model of cricket, Australia seemed woefully out of types by way of preserving the scoreboard shifting within the second Take a look at.

Australia batted with a run charge of two.69 within the first innings and 1.94 within the second innings of the Melbourne Take a look at.

For the primary time in twenty first century, the Aussies failed to attain 200 runs in a Take a look at innings, regardless of batting for 100 overs. They have been 196-9 on the 100-over mark in Melbourne within the second innings.

India tightened the noose on Australia in Melbourne despite the fact that they missed a few of their key bowlers.

The house crew will undoubtedly obtain a lift with David Warner’s inclusion within the third Take a look at. Nevertheless it stays to be seen how a lot of a distinction he could make in Sydney.

Printed 06 Jan 2021, 12:33 IST



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