Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Shaun Tait in Australia vs India First Test Match?

India’s tour to Australia will begin on 20 December with the warm-up match between Indian and Victoria before they take on Australia on 26 December. India vs Australia four match Test series has already caught the attention to all cricket fans. In previous match, India made the Test series 1-1 draw against Australia. But India vs Australia Test series is totally different than previous Test matches. Both teams are now in good form. Recently both India and Australia got Test series win in their home ground. India got win against arch rivals Pakistan team and Australia against Sri Lanka team.

Australian selectors have already announced their 12 men squad ahead the 1st Test against India. In this squad four specialist fast bowler have been included where Shaun Tait is the must picked name. He is now under lime light ahead of the 1st Test match. It is thought that Indian players will be scared of him. According to Indian captain Anil Kumble, he is definitely a good bowler with different action compared to other fast bowlers. He and Hogg were yesterday chosen in the XII for the first test at MCG, replacing the injured Stuart MacGill and recent 12th man Ben Hilfenhaus.

Both Australian regular one-day spinner and tear away quick are fighting for the same spot in Melbourne. Chairman Andrew Hilditch and Captain Ricky Ponting are traditionally favored for playing spinner. Shaun Tait had devastating form in this year. That is the reason for another left-arm pacer Mitchell Johnson to cement his place. Tait has had a number of setbacks recovering from right elbow surgery and only last month was forced to see a specialist again in Melbourne, where blood was drained from the joint and he had a cortisone injection. That is the reason to keep him in the sideline. He is the bowler who can bowl 160 km/m.

It is difficult to say he will play or not. Or who will get chance in the 1st Test match between Shaun Tait and Brad Hogg. So, dear fans wait until the five day match is not take place in the field.
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