IND vs AUS Indore Test: The Kangaroo team will get a new captain in the third match of the India vs Australia series. In the first two matches of the series, the team was commanded by Pat Cummins, in which Team India won. But after two Tests, Pat Cummins suddenly returned to his home, it was told that there was some problem in his family. Earlier it was believed that Pat Cummins would return before the third Test, as there is a huge gap between the second and third Tests, but after that the news came that Pat Cummins would not return. Not only this, it has now come to know that Pat Cummins will not be able to come to India for the fourth test. In such a situation, the responsibility of captaincy will be in the hands of Steve Smith. Although Steve Smith has commanded the Australian team before, but he was stripped of the captaincy after the Sand Paper Gate incident. But before the Indore Test takes place, you should know how Steve Smith’s captaincy figures are in Tests.
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Steve Smith’s excellent captaincy figures in Tests
Steve Smith has so far captained Australia in 36 Test matches, out of which the team has won 20, the remaining 16 matches have been such that the team has lost or the matches have ended in a draw. From this point of view, Steve Smith’s captaincy figures can be called good. But the real test of Steve Smith’s captaincy will be now. The first thing is that they will face Team India on their own ground. On the other hand, the second reason is that in the team whose command is in the hands of Steve Smith, many players have been out, are injured. Many big and veteran players of the team have left the tour midway due to injury and have returned, including players like David Warner, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood. In such a situation, it will not be easy for Steve Smith to win the Indore Test and make a comeback in the series.
Rohit Sharma will break MS Dhoni’s record if Team India wins the third match
Meanwhile, if Team India wins in the third Test as well, then Indian captain Rohit Sharma will create a new record. He has won four consecutive Tests under his captaincy. Now it’s the fifth match. Earlier, MS Dhoni, who was the captain of Team India, had won his first four matches. In the four Test matches that Rohit Sharma has captained so far, two Tests are of this series, before that he captained against Sri Lanka in March 2022 as well, both these matches were won by the Indian team. Although the Indian team toured Bangladesh during his captaincy, Rohit Sharma was injured before that series and returned. Then KL Rahul was the captain of the team and under his captaincy India won both the matches. Now it has to be seen whether the Rohit Sharma vs Steve Smith match is high voltage or the Indian team easily wins this match like the first two matches.