India batter Shreyas Iyer has been given the green light by the BCCI Medical Team after undergoing rehabilitation for his back injury at the National Cricket Academy. He is now set to rejoin the Indian squad in New Delhi in preparation for the second Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as part of the Mastercard Australia tour of India.
India’s squad for second Test: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Suryakumar Yadav
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Meanwhile, the third Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which was supposed to be held at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala from 1st to 5th March as part of the Mastercard Australia tour of India, has been relocated to Holkar Stadium in Indore.
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The reason behind this shift is the unsuitable playing conditions at the HPCA Stadium due to the harsh winter weather in the area. Specifically, the lack of sufficient grass density on the outfield means that it would not be suitable for hosting a high-level cricket match.
The decision to move the match to the Holkar Stadium in Indore is a sensible one, as this stadium has excellent facilities for players, officials, and spectators alike. It will undoubtedly create a new level of excitement and anticipation among cricket fans. Additionally, the playing conditions at this stadium are known to be of a very high standard, which will ensure that the match can be played to the best of the players’ abilities.
The change of venue for the third Test of the Mastercard Australia tour of India is a reminder of the importance of adapting to changing circumstances in sports. It also highlights the need to prioritize the safety and well-being of the players while ensuring that the fans can still enjoy high-quality cricket.
This stadium has a history of hosting memorable cricket matches, and the third Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy is sure to be another thrilling encounter that fans will remember for years to come.
Australia’s tour of India, 2022-23 – Test series
|1||17th – 21st February||2nd Test||Delhi|
|2||1st – 5th March||3rd Test||Indore|
|3||9th – 13th March||4th Test||Ahmedabad|