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Australia vs India 2018-19: 5 players who might struggle in the Test series

Sujith M
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15.97K   //    27 Nov 2018, 11:30 IST

Kohli could create history with a Test series win in Australia
Kohli could create history with a Test series win in Australia

After an exciting T20I series, India and Australia will turn their attention towards the Test series which begins December 6. Indian have never won a Test series in Australia and the closest they came was during the 2003/04 series, which ended 1-1. India’s last Test match win in Australia came more than a decade ago. 

Australian will field arguably their weakest Test side of the 21st century, missing two of their most experienced batsmen, Steve Smith and David Warner. India, on the other hand, will fancy their chances of creating history with a series win on Australian soil.

India vs Australia Test match fixtures: 

1st Test: Dec 6 to Dec 10at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

2nd Test: Dec 14 to Dec 18at Perth Stadium, Perth

3rd Test: Dec 26 to Dec 30at MCG, Melbourne

4th Test: Jan 03 to Jan 07at SCG, Sydney

Here we take a look at the 5 players who might struggle in the Test series.


#5 Aaron Finch

Pakistan v Australia: 2nd Test - Day Four
Pakistan v Australia: 2nd Test - Day Four
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One of Australia’s finest limited-overs cricketers with 96 One Day Internationals and 50 T20Is, Aaron Finch made his Test match debut for Australia in October. A hugely successful cricketer in shorter versions of the game, Finch’s long-awaited Test match opportunity came at the age of 31.

Finch managed 181 runs in the two Tests against Pakistan. The 32-year-old is not known for his first-class exploits and averages only 36.58. Finch will most likely open the batting for Australia in the first Test and this could be one of the biggest tests of his cricketing career. 

This is one of India’s strongest bowling unit in recent times, with the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, and Ishant Sharma. Finch might find it hard to score against the quality Indian seamers.

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