IND vs AUS: If we win the series, India will hit three targets with one stone; Will be the second team to do so in cricket history
Team India will also be eyeing the first position in the ICC Test rankings by trampling Australia. By winning the series, India also has a chance to reach the final of the World Test Championship.
The much-awaited Test series between India and Australia is going to begin with the first Test to be played from Thursday (February 9). This Test series will be special for both the teams in many ways. The picture will be clear from this series only whether India can reach the WTC final for the second consecutive time and Australia can reach the title match for the first time. The Border Gavaskar Series of four Tests has become one of the biggest bilateral matches in the world of cricket. Australian players consider this a bigger series than the Ashes. Fans get to see everything that cricket fans are expecting during this series.
The first Test match between India and Australia will be played in Nagpur. India’s chances of winning this series are strong, despite the fact that the team does not have many experienced players, although Australia cannot be underestimated. By winning this series, India will try to kill three birds with one stone. Here we are going to tell you about the target which India can achieve by winning this series.
Chance to reach the final for the second time in a row
India will be eyeing to step into the final of the ICC World Test Championship for the second time in a row by thrashing the Kangaroos in this Test series. This is the last chance for Team India. The Indian team is currently at the second position in the points table of the World Test Championship. If Rohit’s team manages to win the series with a better margin, then it can qualify for the final.
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Close to becoming the king of all three formats
If the Indian team manages to win the series 2–0 or by a better margin, then the team will once again reach the top of the Test rankings. India currently ranks first in white ball cricket (ODIs and T20s). If India manages to do so, it will become only the second team in the history of cricket to hold the top spot in all three formats at the same time. South Africa had done such a feat in 2014.
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Eyes on winning the fourth series
Apart from this, the hosts will look to maintain their winning streak in Tests at home. Team India has won all Test series since 2012 and lost only one match in 2017 to Australia. India has captured the last three Border Gavaskar trophies and Rohit’s team would like to win this series and capture the trophy for the fourth time.