Numbers don't lie – Australia's tale vs Indian openers

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Numbers say it all. Indian openers have failed yet again overseas, however, there is something worth pondering over. Are Indian openers so bad that even Australia’s tail fares better than them as seen in the first two tests?

KL Rahul averages just above 22 in tests scoring just 1 century in 2018.

It will be interesting to see whether if Mayank Aggarwal will be able to lessen India’s top order woes.

To have a tail who can bat a bit is a blessing in itself. As clearly seen in the first two tests, there is a stark contrast between Australia’s tail and India’s. While the Aussie tailenders showed some sort of resistance and fought back a little, the Indian tail simply collapsed.

Well for one they are supposed to collapse, innit?

Pat Cummins has scored more than whole of India’s tail combined.

“India are a brilliant team with excellent batsmen & bowlers but they are a team of specialists. Their feeble lower order is a huge hindrance in the modern game where many bowlers are increasingly able batsmen – it is an area where Australia have a huge advantage” tweeted Freddie Wilde.

Australian tail vs Indian tail (From 8th position to 11th)

2,0,0,0 – These are the scores of the last four who came out to bat for India in the 2nd innings. There are a couple of options available for Indian tailenders- Either put on a better show with the bat or quickly wrap up the opposition’s tail.

The third one of course being Indian openers doing what they are in the team for.


Gourav Pilania

Gourav Pilania is the Head of Content at ProSports11. He is also a guest writer for The Hindu, India Today, Sportskeeda, The Roar, BlastingNews, and SportsCafe. He can be followed on twitter @pilania_gourav. Massive Liverpool FC supporter.

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