Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood has mentioned that the rivalry between the Aussies and India is “up there with the Ashes.” Hazlewood talked concerning the upcoming tour of India, which incorporates three ODIs and T20Is, and a four-match Check collection.
Hazlewood mentioned that the defeat Australia suffered within the house collection towards India in 2018-19 serves as a “motivation” for the gamers who had been a part of the squad in that collection.
“They gained final time, and we don’t lose too many collection in Australia,” Hazlewood mentioned in an interview on Wednesday.
“That definitely harm on the time. We all know the fellows who had been in that point. I’ll do not forget that. It provides motivation this time round.
“Australia-India rivalry is up there with the Ashes. India have most likely added to it, the final time once they got here right here and gained. That was some tight collection.”
Hazlewood mentioned that the Indian pacers “out-bowled” them on their earlier tour Down Below, which proved to the deciding issue within the Check collection. India had defeated Australia 2-1 in 2018-19, which was additionally their first-ever Check collection win on Australian soil.
“They out-bowled us the final time they got here. That went a good distance for them in successful the collection. They’ve most bases lined with their quicks. If Ishant Sharma will get right here sooner or later it is going to add to their energy,” mentioned the Aussie pacer.
“They’re all a bit bit totally different. For the final 10-15 years, Indian pacers have saved bettering. Our batters must be on their toes to counter that.”
Hazlewood named Jasprit Bumrah as India’s standout bowler, and insisted that the Australian batsman must tire him out.
“Bumrah might be the standout. He’s distinctive together with his motion. He maintains tempo very effectively all through the day, and the entire collection. He’s most likely the important thing. He can take wickets upfront or with the outdated ball. I assume it’s about getting lot of overs into him, attempt to tire him out within the first couple of video games. That would be the key,” Hazlewood mentioned.