SYDNEY (AFP) – There were demands for adjustments ahead of the second Test after Australia was humiliated by India in the first Test at Nagpur on Sunday.
The spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja outperformed the world’s top team on Saturday, crushing them by an innings and 132 runs over the course of three days on a bone-dry surface.
The score of 91 in Australia’s second innings was its lowest ever in India.
The Australian broadsheet said that “Pat Cummins’ team has been crushed in the first Nagpur Test match.”
When the opponent scores 400, it is impossible to criticise the wicket, but the Australians’ frame of mind may be to fault.
The decision to bench Travis Head, one of their top performers during the home summer, and the issue of how long veteran opener David Warner can play Test cricket after failing once again both need to be addressed, according to the statement.
Australia had received “a devastating reality check in their desire for global dominance by India’s propaganda masters,” according to the Sydney Morning Herald, while Sydney’s Daily Telegraph called for reform.
After Australia’s terrible performance, “the sacking of Travis Head seemed ridiculous on day one and outright idiotic on day three,” according to the Telegraph.
He has to go back. The Titanic could not have been lifted by Travis Head alone, however.
The squad should feel “embarrassed,” according to former captain Allan Border, and will bear “so many wounds.”
“I hope that performance makes our players feel bad. Simply said, everything is bad. He told Fox Sports, “Everything’s hard to believe it occurred that fast.
“It seems that we overanalyzed this specific trip and who ought to go and ought not to attend. We’ve gotten off to the worst possible start. I hope that’s the bottom.
As a selector for Australia’s 2017 tour of India, Mark Waugh said that Head and all-rounder Cameron Green should be summoned back for the second Test in Delhi if they are healthy.
For this team to continue playing (with the present lineup), he stated, “There have been too many injuries from this game.” “If Cameron Green is healthy, he must enter the game, and Head must return.”
If Green were to come back, Matt Renshaw would probably be let go, and Scott Boland may also be in jeopardy.
Another option would be Mitchell Starc, who is anticipated to join the squad this week after recuperating from a catastrophic finger injury.