IND vs AUS: 3 Players Who Might Be Playing Their Last Border Gavaskar Series

    India vs Australia Test

    India vs Australia is often regarded as one of the fiercest Test series ever. Several world-class players from both the teams play against each other and the stakes are quite high in these games.

    The whole world comes to a standstill when these two teams play as the focus is largely on this high-voltage Test series. Presently, India are playing Australia at their own backyard and are leading the series 2-1, with a game to go.

    Australia won the last Test match at Indore by 9 wickets and staged an emphatic comeback after going 0-2 down in the Test series. Stand-in-captain Steve Smith has employed some great tactics and strategies and has been absolutely pin-point with his captaincy.

    As per a few reports, India will be touring Australia in 2024 for 5 Test matches. Notably, India have defeated Australia in their own den twice in the last two editions in Australia.

    In this article, we take a look at 3 players who might be playing their last Border Gavaskar Series:

    1. Rohit Sharma (India)

    Rohit Sharma
    Rohit Sharma

    After Virat Kohli hung up his captaincy boots in the beginning of 2022, Rohit Sharma was made the captain. But Sharma will be turning 36 in April 2023 and is in the twilight of his career.

    He regularly has fitness issues and he is a more lethal batter in white-ball career. In order to prolong his white-ball career, we might see Rohit Sharma call it quits from the longest format of the game.

    2. Cheteshwar Pujara (India)

    Cheteshwar Pujara
    Cheteshwar Pujara

    Cheteshwar Pujara hasn’t been in the best of form, off-late. He has been struggling with consistency and his defensive nature has made India question their number 3 batter’s position in the team.

    Pujara was even dropped from the Test squad for a while in 2022 but staged a comeback after making runs in domestic cricket. It looks difficult for Cheteshwar Pujara to be able to retain his side in the playing XI of India, especially with some solid youngsters like Shubman Gill, Abhimanyu Easwaram and Sarfaraz Khan breathing down his neck.

    3. David Warner (Australia)

    David Warner
    David Warner

    David Warner has already given signs that he would be drawing curtains on his career after the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. Since the next India vs Australia Test series will be in 2024, it seems difficult to see David Warner in Australia’s side.

    Warner too has been struggling with form in the Test format and might eventually be dropped if he doesn’t retire by himself.

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