Cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar believes the Indian bowling assault is competent sufficient to assist the staff register consecutive Check series-win Down Below.
India, of their final tour of Australia in 2018-19, had registered their first-ever Check sequence win Down Below.
Nevertheless, Manjrekar believes that Virat Kohli‘s males will face a more durable competitors this time round following the return of Steve Smith and David Warner, who weren’t a part of the 2018-19 sequence as they have been present process ban for his or her involvement in ball-tampering scandal.
“Australia’s Check staff might be stronger than it was on India’s earlier tour. The expertise of Smith and Warner will add muscle to the Aussie facet however I consider India’s bowling assault is able to have their names carved within the historical past of Indian cricket by profitable a consecutive sequence Down Below,” Manjrekar was quoted as saying in a media launch.
Former quick bowler Zaheer Khan additionally agreed with Manjrekar and mentioned: “Now with the return of Steve Smith and David Warner to the Australian facet, the Indian staff is certainly going to face a stiffer competitors than their earlier tour Down Below.”
Nevertheless, he feels there will not be any favourites going into the sequence as either side have high quality batting and bowling line-up of their squad.
“Australian pitches have at all times had good bounce and tempo, so I believe the world which is able to resolve the ODIs, T20Is and Exams would be the bowlers and the way properly the staff bowls as a unit to limit the opponent to a decrease complete on the scoreboard,” Khan mentioned.
In the meantime, former Australia quick bowler Glenn McGrath feels that the present Indian staff has the boldness of taking part in in Australian circumstances and so they know methods to do it as they have been profitable right here within the final tour.
“Any sequence between these two cricketing giants is at all times a spectacle to observe because it is among the fiercest rivalries in modern-day cricket. The Indian cricket staff will face a a lot more durable Australian staff now that Smith and Warner are again however the Indian staff is equally sturdy with an aggressive mentality and willpower to win the sequence,” mentioned McGrath.
“I believe it should be a very good sequence for followers of each the international locations and the neutrals who love watching cricket for the love of the sport,” he added.
Manjrekar, Zaheer and McGrath, together with Virender Sehwag, Ajay Jadeja, Nick Knight, Mohammad Kaif, Harsha Bhogle and extra are a part of the panel of ‘Extraaa Innings’ present that might be aired on Sony Sports activities Community through the upcoming Australia-India sequence which contains of three ODIs, three T20Is and 4 Check matches.