India need to work out why there have been so many injuries; have faced too much adversity on the tour: Adam Gilchrist
India is struggling severely with its injury woes in the current Australia tour.
Updated - Jan 16, 2021 12:48 pm
It is a clear cut fact by now that team India is struggling big time with their injury woes, and they seem to be never-ending. In fact, this time around, the no. of injuries have crossed all the records that ever happened in a tour. There have been only two players who are still part of the playing XI right from Test one that happened in Adelaide. India’s injured XI is already on the table, and experts have been showing concerns on the same matter.
In the same light, former Australian great Adam Gilchrist has stated that India need to introspect as to why these many injuries are hitting them on this tour. Only Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja got hurt while handling short-pitched bowling of hosts. All the other injuries came up naturally, and they have concerned Gilchrist, he feels it has hampered India’s chances of standing tall against Australia.
“It’s just been extraordinary the adversity they have faced on this tour. They’ll need to work out why there have been so many injuries. A few have been inflicted by the Australian pace attack, but the soft tissue injuries – they’ll need to assess why they came about and whether it was something in or out of their control,” said Gilchrist while speaking to foxsports.com.au.
India is truly in the series with a chance to win it: Gilchrist
India put up a remarkable show at SCG, and that has earned them a lot of praises from the cricket fraternity. Despite having an inexperienced and young bowling attack at Gabba, the side was able to bowl out Australia for 369 runs. Gilchrist is quite impressed with the spirit and determination with which the team is moving up in this series. He believes that India has got all what it takes to lift the series.
“There have been plenty of talented touring teams across all nations that have been here and succumbed to Test cricket in this country. It’s amazing that they’ve got to the Gabba well and truly in the series with a chance to win it,” concluded Gilchrist.