Former cricketer Wasim Jaffer hilariously trolled ex-Australia spinner Brad Hogg after he criticised the batting technique of Team India’s top-order.
Hogg pointed out that Indian top-order batsmen need to leave more deliveries outside off-stump against the moving ball after witnessing their performance in the ongoing tour match against Australia A in Sydney on Saturday.
“Indian top order need to know where they’re off stump is, learn to leave the ball off a good length, and not chase the ball moving away outside off stump,” Hogg suggested.
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) December 12, 2020
But Jaffer gave a funny angle to Hogg’s tweet while pointing out that Australia don’t even know who their top-order batsmen are going to be in the series-opening first Test in Adelaide which is scheduled to start from December 17.
Australia’s regular opener David Warner has already been ruled out of the series-opener with a hamstring injury while Will Pucovski suffered a concussion after being hit on his helmet while batting for Australia A in the 1st Tour match.
Their batting woes are further compounded by the poor form of prospective opener Joe Burns, who has averaged less than 8 in his last 8 first-class innings. They have included Marcus Harris in the squad for the 1st Test as he is the only opener who is in form at the moment.
“Australia need to know who their top order is,” Jaffer tweeted.
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) December 12, 2020
India meanwhile, are in the driver’s seat in the second warm-up match having reached 386 for 4 at stumps with a lead of 472 runs against the home team at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Hanuma Vihari (104 not out) and Rishabh Pant (103 not out) both hit hundreds while Agarwal (61) and Shubman Gill (65) scored fifties as Indian batsmen produced a much-improved performance in the second innings after getting bowled out for 194 in the first.