Australia can recreate magic of 2004 Take a look at collection win in India: Adam Gilchrist | Cricket Information – Occasions of India


MELBOURNE: Former Australia skipper Adam Gilchrist is assured the Pat Cummins-led aspect will be capable of win the Border-Gavaskar collection in India after 19 years in the event that they go in with three seamers to companion spinner Nathan Lyon.
The previous wicketkeeper-batter, who was Australia’s stand-in skipper in the course of the 2004 collection win — the one one they pocketed since 1969 — added that experimenting with a brand new spinner in sub-continental situations has by no means labored, and Cummins ought to chorus from doing that.
“I think they’ll do it (win the series). I really do. I think they’ve got a squad and final XI that will have a lot of similarities to the team we rolled with in 2004,” Gilchrist was quoted as saying by Fox Sports activities on Tuesday.
“So often teams go to India hoping to unveil some new spinner that’s going to come in and adapt and bedazzle in India — it doesn’t really happen,” added Gilchrist.

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He felt Australia ought to simply think about their finest 4 bowlers to do the job, including that the highly-experienced seamers should not have any hassle reverse swinging the ball.
“Pick your best four bowlers, run with them — and if that is three seamers who can all get really nice reverse swing and Nathan Lyon, who’s outstanding and clearly the best off-spinner we’ve ever had, can play his role — that’s my gut feeling. You do that, you go with it.”
Australia at the moment discover themselves in a tough scenario with their most skilled seamer, 32-year-old Mitchell Starc, nursing a finger harm to his bowling arm and more likely to miss the primary Take a look at at Nagpur.
Tall all-rounder Cameron Inexperienced too suffered a fracture on his finger and has undergone surgical procedure, although he’s anticipated to be match earlier than the primary Take a look at, starting on February 9.
The previous cricketer mentioned the return of Inexperienced, a fast-bowling all-rounder, may give Cricket Australia the luxurious to select an additional spinner, and added the should be affected person in making an attempt situations.
Reminiscing the 2004 collection win and the teachings it has for the present squad, Gilchrist mentioned, “What we tried to change with our mentality back then — and I’d be interested to see if the Australians do it this time — is don’t go searching and just rolling spinners out there.
“Assault the stumps proper from ball one. Swallow your satisfaction a bit, be defensive to be aggressive… Begin with one slip, begin with a catching mid-wicket, put fielders out on the boundary to nullify the boundary choice, however hold a few catchers in place — both at quick cowl or quick mid-wicket – and simply be affected person.”



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