Home » Cricket Home » News » India vs Australia: Washington Sundar May Make India Debut in Brisbane Test - Report

India vs Australia: Washington Sundar May Make India Debut in Brisbane Test - Report

Washington Sundar was part of the Indian team for the white-ball series and was asked to stay for the Test series on as a nets bowler.

India vs Australia: Washington Sundar May Make India Debut in Brisbane Test - Report

The Indian cricket team face a number of challenges going into the fourth and final Test of the series against Australia at Brisbane. The draw at Sydney was morale boosting and in many ways felt like a win, but the aftermath of the match saw the visitors left with a depleted squad after a number of key players were injured, adding to a list that already had significant names on it. As such, the team management finds their resources currently stretched to the limit and as such, they will have to get creative if they are to make any impactful changes to the side.

Now, a report in The Times of India claims that spin-bowling all-rounder Washington Sundar may well be in line to get his maiden Test cap when India and Australia take the field on Fridday (January 15).

Will Weather Be a Factor in Final Test IND-AUS at Brisbane?

Sundar was part of the Indian team for the white-ball series and was asked to stay on as a nets bowler, meaning there will be no quarantine related issues for him to face.

His inclusion in the side might mean that Wriddhiman Saha continues to sit out of the side, because Sundar will come in handy as a bowling option as well.

Rishabh Pant, who has played the last two Tests as India's first-choice wicketkeeper, had picked up a hand injury in the previous match and it remains to be seen whether or not he will be played as a 'keeper or a specialist batsman.

Gautam Gambhir Lauds India's 'Character' But Slams 'Unacceptable' Racist Behaviour from Fans

Meanwhile, members of the Indian cricket team are reportedly bothered by the fact that despite the hotel being empty, they have to be confined to their rooms while not training and will not be permitted to use any of the hotel amenities.

"We are locked up in our rooms, have to make our own beds, clean our own toilets. Food is coming from a nearby Indian restaurant which will be given to us on our floor," members of the traveling Indian contingent described the hotel as to The Times of India.

"We can’t move out of the floor that’s been designated to us. The entire hotel is empty, but we can’t use any amenities in the hotel including the swimming pool and the gym. All the cafes and restaurants in the hotel are shut.

Virender Sehwag Offers to Fly to Australia Amid India's Never-ending Injury Concerns

"But how is a team – struggling with injuries – expected to recover if basic amenities like pool and gym are not allowed? There’s no other guest in the hotel. It’s empty. Then why can’t the players use the amenities?"

The final Test of the series begins on Friday (January 15).



Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 New Zealand 3198 118
2 India 3765 118
3 Australia 3498 113
4 England 4326 106
5 South Africa 2499 96
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 6102 117
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4344 111
5 South Africa 3345 108
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 6877 275
2 Australia 6800 272
3 India 10186 268
4 Pakistan 7516 259
5 South Africa 5047 252
FULL Ranking