‘They Are Panicking’: Ex-India Star On Touring Australian Staff For Take a look at Collection | Cricket Information

The four-match Take a look at sequence between India and Australia is ready to start out on February 9 on the Vidarbha Cricket Affiliation Stadium, Nagpur. A World Take a look at Championship remaining berth might be on provide for India when the facet hosts Pat Cummins and firm. A great efficiency can see India play the WTC remaining towards the identical opponent, whereas a poor efficiency will pour chilly water on their hopes. However, the touring Australian staff can even be beneath strain as beating India within the longest format on latter’s soil is something however simple.

Cautious of the spin risk towards India, the visitors are making ready themselves in the absolute best strategy to deal with the problem. The Australian staff is practising on worn pitches — surfaces which might be anticipated to be provided to them in the course of the four-match Take a look at sequence towards India.

Whereas the Pat Cummins-led facet continues to arrange to place its greatest foot ahead, former India batter Mohammad Kaif feels that the touring facet are panicking, and saying an 18-member staff is an indication of it.

“Australia are travelling to India with 18 players. That, in itself, shows that they are panicking. They are in doubt. They haven’t toured India with 18 players ever. They know India are a strong team at home, it isn’t easy to beat them,” Kaif mentioned in Hindi in a video posted by Star Sports activities.

“Virat Kohli wasn’t there at the Gabba, and he’s back in the team. Australia are a strong team, they are in form, but beating India in India isn’t easy at all. Can they bat? Can they see off (Ravichandran) Ashwin, (Ravindra) Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav? Only if they could tackle spin, it would be a good competition,” he added.

Australia Take a look at squad for tour of India Assessments: Pat Cummins (captain), Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Inexperienced, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Lance Morris, Todd Murphy, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith (vice-captain), Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner.

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