IND vs AUS: 5 Key players To Watch Out For In The Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023

5 Key players To Watch Out For In The Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023

Last Updated on February 7, 2023 by theviralsportsindia

IND vs AUS is one of the top teams in cricket. For India after Pakistan India vs Australia is the most trending cricket tournament.

We all know that Border-Gavaskar Trophy is a highly competitive Test series between India and Australia. The series was named in 1996 to commemorate the extraordinary achievements of two cricket legends, Sunil Gavaskar of India and former Australia captain Allan Border. It is one of the richest series of cricketing lore.

IND vs AUS 2023: Four test matches will be played from February 9 to March 13 at Nagpur, Delhi, Dharamsala, and Ahmedabad.

In this post, We will see the top 5 key players to watch out for in Ind vs Aus series, So let’s get started –

IND vs AUS: 5 Key players To Watch

1. Virat Kohli

Who didn’t remember Virat Kohli’s 82 runs against Australia at ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2016 in Mohali was voted the ‘Greatest Moment’ of 2016 But it is just one of the few moments from an interesting tale of Virat Kohli against Australia.

IND vs AUS Virat Kohli against Australia in 2016
Virat Kohli against Australia in 2016

Yes, Virat’s bat is silent for the last few months but his fans have deep faith that Virat will do a solid comeback against the IND VS AUS series.

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Virat Kohli Against Australia (Credit: Sportsadda)

2. Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill is a young talent who is in trend these days. After showing an outstanding performance against New Zealand, Shubman proved his importance in Indian Team. He may replace KL Rahul as an opener.

 Shubman Gill Against Australia
Shubman Against Australia

Shubman Gill made his Test debut against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 2020. Gill has amassed 736 runs with an average of 32.0 in Test cricket

Shubman Gill against Australia (Credit: NDTV)

3. Nathan Lyon

Nathan Lyon has a fantastic record against India – both in Australia and away. He has a tally of 94 wickets in 22 matches at an average of 34.75 and a strike rate of 66.3 against them. Indians are generally considered to be fine players of spin bowling and thus it is Lyon’s returns in the country that really stand out – 34 wickets in 7 Tests at an average of 30.58 and strike rate of 51.7.

Nathan Lyon has a fantastic record against India
Nathan Lyon has a fantastic record against India

4. Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja has an amazing Test record against Australia, taking 63 wickets at 18.85 across 12 matches, including three five-wicket hauls.

Ravindra Jadeja Against Australia
Ravindra Jadeja’s batting against Australia. (Credit: ICC)

5. Steve Smith

Steve Smith has been Australia’s most consistent performer, Steve bats have shown magic against India in an outstanding way. Steve is known for his aggressive batting. He scored several centuries against India.

Steve Smith Against India
Steve Smith Against India

Steve is also facing performance issues in recent days but it’s a very high chance that he will perform well with his bat against India in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023.

Steve Smith Against India (Credit: NDTV)

The Border-Gavaskar Trophy is known for being fiercely competitive. Both teams have shown tremendous skill and determination throughout the series, and the matches have often been decided by the narrowest of margins. These close matches have been especially exciting for the fans and have made the tournament one of the most-watched series in cricket history.

With the teams evenly matched and the series always ending close, it promises to be an exciting series.

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