Darren Lehmann discussed his country’s potential participation in the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy in India.
On February 3, Australia will play a four-match Test series against India at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Jamtha.
Spin was the primary factor in Australia’s 2017 victory over India in a Test match. With 12 wickets, left-arm spinner Stephen O’Keefe won the match for his team in the Pune match.
Nathan Lyon will be the Australian team’s primary spinner in India. The second option hasn’t been decided yet, but Ashton Agar, a former coach of Australia who led them to their most recent victory in India, could be the right choice.
Lehmann asked the management to choose Agar over Mitchell Swepson and uncapped Todd Murphy for the second spinner position in India while speaking on the radio station SENQ.
I probably prefer to play finger spinners now that I’ve been there. It simply accelerates through the air, with some spinning and others not.
“If that makes sense, leg spinners occasionally spin it too much… (for finger spinners), some skid on, and you get beaten on the inside and get an LBW,” Lehmann stated.
They’re probably looking at a finger spinner because of that. We certainly did that four years ago, in 2017, when Steve O’Keefe bowled India out almost entirely on his own in one of the final Test matches in India that we won.
As a result, I would consider an Agar-type batsman and bowler as my second spinner,” he continued.
Both teams will be vying for glory once more after India’s dramatic 2-1 victory in the most recent Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia.
The Australians recently defeated South Africa 2-0 in a three-match Test series at home. India, on the other hand, prevailed 2-0 in their recently concluded Test series against Bangladesh.