Australia to train on first test match wicket at Nagpur ahead of travelling to Delhi | INDvsAUS

Xtra Time Web Desk: A day after being not allowed to train on the first test match wicket, the Australian cricket team will practice at on the pitch which was used for the first test match at Nagpur on Monday.  

The Aussies could not practice on the test match wicket on Sunday as Vidarbha Cricket Association groundsmen has watered down the surface. In a bid to prepare well for the remaining three test matches, Australia Head Coach Andrew McDonald had requested the VCA pitch curator to keep the pitch as is. Pat Cummins & Co wanted to practise on the same turning track before travelling to Delhi for the second test. However, the curator had watered the entire pitch, forcing Australia to cancel their practice session on Sunday. While Australian media has reported it as sabotage, it is a norm to water the surface after match.

Australia was bundled out for 91 in just 32.3 overs in the second innings of the first test match to hand India an innings and 123 runs win.

Pat Cummins and co will be practising at Jamtha on Monday from 10 am and onwards, while team India would be practising from 2 pm. Both teams will fly to Delhi tomorrow

The wicket at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi is also expected to be a turner. The Australian team will be practicing literally on the fifth day wicket.