Australia vs India: Flop XI of the Test series

Disappointing is an understatement for these players.


Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

The Indian team scripted history by winning a Test series for the first time ever in Australia. Virat Kohli and his men defeated the hosts by 2-1 in the four-match series to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Some outstanding performances from some of the Indian players made this unimaginable possible.

Also, there were a few brilliant efforts from the Australian players. However, some of them turned out to be massive disillusionment. They did not perform up to their potential and didn’t make any impact in the series. India managed to make do with it but the hosts, with their best players missing, were in a flux and couldn’t cope with it which resulted in first Test series loss at the hands of India.

Here is the Flop XI of the series:

1. Murali Vijay

Murali Vijay
Murali Vijay. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

After he scored a century in the practice game against Cricket Australia XI, the expectations rose up high on Murali Vijay. Many believed that he would play a critical role in the team’s success. However, he ended up frustrating everyone with his poor form.

The opening batsman scored 49 runs in four innings at an average of about 12 and was dropped from the XI for the last two Tests. With age not on his side, it seems to be tough for Vijay to make it back into the Test team and his career seems to be in doldrums as India won’t play any Tests now until World Cup.


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