India vs Australia: Australian cricket hits 133 year low, will team India further inflict pain in Sydney?

Ind vs Aus Series – Australian cricket hit 133 year low: The humiliating defeat for Australia in Boxing Day Test came couple of days ago but now one particular record is embarrassing Australian cricket team further. According to a report by Fox Cricket, Australian cricket has hit 133 years low.
Australia which has scores of 191, 195, and 200 in the two tests of the series. This in last 133 years of Australian cricket history is the lowest average runs per wicket in Home Summer.  The team’s average runs per wicket this season (21.50) is the lowest in any home summer since way back in 1887/88.

AUSTRALIA’S LOWEST AVERAGE RUNS PER WICKET IN HOME SUMMER

1887/88 – 9.35

1886/87 – 12.30

1878/79 – 18.26

1876/77 – 18.89

1882/83 – 20.78

2020/21 – 21.50

Australian batting misery doesn’t end with this record. Just sample this –
– In Melbourne none of the Australian batsman could manage half century in two innings. 
– In 3 innings of 2 Test matches – only 3 times Australia has managed 50 runs partnership
– In two test matches, out of top 6 Australian batsman only Joe Burns has a 50 in his name and he has been axed for Sydney Test 
–  The team’s run rate of 2.63 the slowest of any Australian summer this century (2000’s)

AUSTRALIAN BATSMEN’S STRIKE RATES IN BORDER-GAVASKAR TROPHY

Joe Burns – 50.80 (career 56.39)

Marnus Labuschagne – 41.61 (career 54.92)

Matthew Wade – 39.64 (career 50.25)

Travis Head – 39.24 (career 49.65)

Cameron Green – 29.56

Steve Smith – 14.70 (career 55.09)

India vs Australia Sydney Test : Australia desperate to play David Warner despite not being 100% fit 

The above batting performance is the reason, Australia is likely to draft not fully fit David Warner into their XI for the Sydney Test. The 34-year-old averages 65.94 on home soil, and has scored four centuries in eight Test matches at the SCG.

Andrew McDonald, Australia’s assistant batting coach admitted Warner might play in the third Test even if he’s not 100 per cent fit.

“Look, if he’s 90-95 per cent fit and the conversation is that he’s fit enough to be able to go out there and perform his duties for the team, then I’m sure that’ll be a conversation the coach has with the player,” McDonald said.

“Most times Justin (Langer) is pretty open with the players in terms of giving them accountability around that.

“We’ll get a good steer on that when he comes into camp for the training on the 2nd and 3rd.

“Once we get our eyes on him and put him through some specific tests … I think the information will become clear. He’s very optimistic he should be ready to go, which is great news.”

The third Test between Australia and India is scheduled to commence on Thursday, January 7th at the SCG. Indian bowlers will plan to inflict more misery on struggling Australian batting unit. With both Jasprit Bumrah and Ashwin in top form and young Mohammed Siraj playing his role to the perfection – the tale of woes and embarrassment for the Australian batsman may not end in Sydney. 

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