Former Pakistan captain Pakistan Rameez Raja believes India have a “excellent likelihood” of beating Australia once more within the upcoming Take a look at collection because the hosts are unlikely to organize venomous pitches for the high-profile collection.
The collection begins with the Day-Evening Take a look at in Adelaide from December 17.
“The pitches in Australia are now not what they was some years again. I imply there may be much less bounce, sideways motion and they’re much less venomous.
“And I feel Australia will need to have full five-day Assessments in opposition to India for viewership figures given their necessities,” Rameez mentioned on the Cricket Baaz channel.
CA is banking closely on the India collection after incurring large monetary loss within the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The previous Take a look at opener identified that Cricket Australia (CA) wanted to have benefit from the India collection and so they understand how necessary viewership and gate cash is for them.
“They’re already complaints in Australia in regards to the absence of Virat Kohli after the primary check in Adelaide.”
Rameez mentioned CA would need to see Take a look at matches final 5 days and they’re going to have pitches accordingly.
“I feel India has the batting line-up to tame Australia and plus the Indian bowling has improved quite a bit and so they have an excellent assault now and Australia can have this in thoughts.”
Rameez mentioned clearly India will miss Rohit Sharma within the white ball collection as he’s the “largest” restricted overs batsman on the earth now. Rohit, who’s nursing a hamstring damage, might be obtainable just for the Take a look at collection.
“Rohit is a match-winner and groups are fearful of him. When groups huddle collectively earlier than a batsman arrives on the crease like Sharma does it says quite a bit. Rohit’s absence is a giant loss to India.”
He additionally felt that whereas Pakistan had a 50-50 likelihood of profitable the T20 collection in New Zealand however the two Take a look at matches can be robust problem to get by.
Rameez additionally backed the appointment of Babar Azam as Take a look at captain which makes him the Pakistan captain throughout all three codecs.