Australia, who were beaten by India in the first Test in Nagpur on Sunday, were slammed as “humiliating” and “embarrassing” and called for changes ahead of the second Test.The world No. 1 was beaten by an innings and 132 runs on a terribly dry course by the Spinning Twins on Saturday Ravi Chandran Ashwin and ravindrajadya. Australia’s 91 in the second innings was the lowest in India’s history. “pat cummins’ side were humiliated in the first Nagpur Test match,” the Australian newspaper wrote.
“The wickets cannot be blamed when the opposition take 400 balls, but it is possible to blame the mentality of the Australians in the game.”
It says questions must be asked about the decision to abandon travis headone of their summer standouts at home, and how long the veteran opener david warner Can stay in Test cricket after another failure.
The Sydney Morning Herald said Australia “faces a brutal reality check in its quest for world domination by Indian spin masters”, while Sydney’s Daily Telegraph urged change.
“Travis Head’s redundancies looked stupid on day one and downright stupid on day three after Australia’s poor performance,” said The Telegraph.
“He had to come back. But Travis Hyde alone couldn’t lift the Titanic.”
Former captain Alan Bird said the team should be “embarrassed” and would have “so many scars”.
“I want our players to be embarrassed by this performance. It’s bad everywhere. It’s hard to believe it happened so quickly,” he told Fox Sports.
“It seems like we’re thinking too much about this particular tour, who should be there, who shouldn’t be there. We’ve started as badly as possible. Hopefully this is the lowest point.”
mark waughAustralia’s selector during India’s 2017 campaign, also said Hyde and Almighty cameron greenshould be recalled for a second Test in Delhi if fit.
“There are too many scars in this game to move forward (with the current side),” he said. “If Cameron Green is healthy, he has to come in and Hyde has to come back.”
that might see Matt Renshaw drop, with Scott Boland If Green returns, he’s also at risk.
Mitchell Stark Could also be an option, with the pace forward expected to join the team this week after recovering from a serious finger injury.
(This story was not edited by NDTV staff and was automatically generated from syndicated feeds.)
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