India vs Australia: Australian team is training in Bengaluru, left arm spinner Mehrotra Shashank is also a part of the camp
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The Test series between India and Australia is going to start from 9th February. Both the teams have started practicing for this match. While the Indian team is practicing in Nagpur, Australia’s camp is set up in Allur near Bangalore. There are also three Indians in this Australian camp who are helping the Kangaroo batsmen. To stop India’s spinners, players like Steve Smith, Labushen are engaged in special preparations. Just 20 years old Indian spinner is also preparing these legendary batsmen. This player is Mehrotra Shashank who is a left arm spinner.
Shashank is a resident of Hyderabad and he is considered to be a big name player in the future. Recently this player played for Hyderabad in Ranji Trophy. Where he took 4 wickets in 3 matches.
How is Shashank invaluable to Australia?
Shashank is a very important player in the Australian practice camp. In fact, this bowler has the ability to spin the ball as well as slide it. This is the biggest headache for the Australian team. Let us tell you that Team India has two left arm spinners in the form of Akshar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja, who can LBW or bowl Australian batsmen with their slider ball.
Akshar Patel is a threat to Australia
Although Team India has three excellent spinners in the form of Ashwin, Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav, but the kangaroo batsman is being said to be a much bigger threat than Akshar Patel. According to the news quoted by Australian media, Kangaroo batsman is also watching videos of Akshar Patel. Perhaps this is the reason why his right-handed batsmen are doing more training against Shashank. Now it remains to be seen how useful this net practice is for the Australian batsmen? By the way, another young off-spinner is making Australia practice. The name is Mahesh Pithia who is the spinner of Saurashtra. Pithiya’s action is similar to that of R Ashwin.