Bad Shot selection leads to downfall

It is astonishing to view how many times Indian batsmen fail in the first test of the overseas tour repeating the same mistakes every time. There may have been change in the way the test cricket is played generally. But common sense teaches that they should give first hour or so to the bowlers whenever they play in the foreign conditions. In Adelaide, they got the best conditions. Pitch was devoid of any grass and flat and likely to crumble towards the last 2 days. But they had thrown away the advantage of batting first in this condition. Adelaide is the only pitch in Australia where you will get the conditions somewhat close to the Indian pitches.


Apart from Pujara and to some extent Ashwin and Rohit Sharma, no body showed patience to stay in the wicket and grind down the opposition who has weak batting line up and only four main bowlers. If they had shown enough patience they could have reaped rewards when the bowlers get tired late in the day. But that did not happen and India is staring possible loss of the test on the very first day itself.

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