India and Australia have been sharing a two-decade long rivalry in the game of cricket. Though Cricket is supposed to be a game of gentlemen, but you know exceptions are present everywhere. Both the teams have been clashing really hard in the big games and have sparred harder in the mental games department as well. On one hand India has been in a top notch form after thrashing the English team 4-0 last year in December, they also boasts of their no.1 position in the ICC Test Team Rankings. Whereas Australia sits at the second position and would surely like to climb up a position when the two sides renew their rivalry in Australia vs India test series that starts in Pune on February 23rd .
The Indian team is led by none other than the second franchise of Captain Cool, Virat Kohli and the side will mostly include old names like MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra and Rohit Sharma. The young Indian side was successfully able to defeat the England team with some young talent like Karun Nair scoring a triple ton. The highlight of the last series was Virat Kohli scoring consecutive centuries, Yuvraj and Dhoni coming back in the form and India scoring the highest runs ever in a single test match.
The last time Australia toured India for a Test series, the hosts whitewashed them 4-0 in 2013 to win the Border-Gavaskar trophy. But Australia managed to claim it back when they beat India 2-0 in a four-match Test series in Australia in 2014-15. This series was held just after the death of Phil Hughes, australian cricketer who died after being hit by a bouncer.
This major cricketing event in Pune is going to be one hell of a match with these old rivals at the best of their cricketing game. With Kohli and Smith leading from the front and leading with example, the expectations are set and promise to be a hard fought contest. Be there at the MCA`s International Stadium, Gahunje, Pune, to be a part of this historic game! You can buy your tickets for the best of Indian cricket at BookMyShow and enjoy watching your favourite cricketers swinging their bats for fours and sixes. Definitely not a game to miss right? Know it all by yourself.
Written By: Archit Chawla.