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NAGPUR (Reuters) – Mitchell Starc is more likely to be accessible for the second take a look at towards India however captain Pat Cummins has dominated out overhauling the squad following the battering they obtained within the sequence opener in Nagpur.
India steamrolled Australia by an innings and 132 runs inside three days in Nagpur the place the vacationers misplaced all 10 wickets in a single frenetic session on a treacherous monitor.
World primary Australia missed pacemen Starc and Josh Hazlewood in addition to all-rounder Cameron Inexperienced by accidents although it was their high order which notably allow them to down within the Border-Gavaskar Trophy opener.
“Starcy lands as we speak or tomorrow into Delhi,” Cummins instructed reporters after Saturday’s loss, his second since taking up take a look at captaincy.
“I feel Joshy may not be fairly prepared for Delhi. He is getting up and operating now, he is fairly shut, however I do not assume he’ll be fairly prepared for Delhi.
“Greeny’s a little bit of a wait and see. Nonetheless hoping (he would play), he is had a few good hits out right here. He is bowling fairly good, the following couple of days we’ll assess it.”
In a match the place Rohit Sharma made 100 and all-rounders Axar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja struck fifties in India’s solely innings, Marnus Labuschagne’s first innings 49 was the very best by an Australian batter.
Australia’s resolution to drop an in-form Travis Head, due to his perceived frailties towards spin, and choose each Matt Renshaw and Peter Handscomb shocked many.
Cummins, nevertheless, is conserving his religion within the present bunch and mentioned not “a lot goes to alter within the subsequent couple of video games”.
“We have had a extremely good run the final 12 months,” he mentioned.
“There hasn’t been many losses in that change room. I don’t assume we have to reinvent the wheel, it’s simply tweaking totally different approaches to how we play and perhaps specific strategies.”
(Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; modifying by Christian Schmollinger)