After the hosts successfully dominated the first two tests, Team India and Australia have started their preparations for the third test, but the third test may be difficult for Team India as it suggests a beneficial challenge for the pacers.
With Mitchell Starc and Cameron Green both returning, Steve Smith and company will enjoy playing on the surface. Despite a possible turn on Day 3, Australia Cricket Team has the best chance of winning the series.
The Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association has prepared a red-soil pitch with plenty of bounce for the Indore Test.
The last time India played a Test in Indore, Mayank Agarwal scored a double century while pacers rattled Bangladesh, who were batting first. Pacers dominated proceedings as India completed the Test in three days.
Despite hosting a lot of international cricket recently, the venue hasn’t hosted many Tests. One thing is clear from the ODIs and T20s: unlike Nagpur or Delhi, batters will enjoy playing on this pitch.
Early on, the red-brick soil will favour pace and bounce. Unlike the previous two Tests, it will also help batters play shots. Australians are experts at playing on bouncy pitches, which will benefit them greatly in Indore. The fact that the average first-inning score is 353 indicates how good the pitch could be for batting.