Last time around, the Border-Gavaskar trophy ended in a misery for Australia, who lost 4-0 on the Indian turf. Though they avenged their defeat by defeating India 2-0 in Australia, Indian performance was not that bad. Australia will be back in India again for a 4 match Test series and former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar has suggested the Indian to not take the series lightly.
Indians will have the home advantage on their side, yet the little master believes that Australia can be quite a force to reckon with if Australia register big wins against Pakistan in the ongoing Test series.
“If Australian team is going to register some big wins over Pakistan during the ongoing Test series, India better to watch out for,” said Gavaskar when he was asked to give out his views on the current Australian side.
Australia have recently lost a Test series on their home turf to South Africa, which raised some serious speculations on their ability to counter top quality sides. Yet, with the kind of big names Australia have in the side, to belittle them would be the most foolish thing ever.
David Warner, Steve Smith, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc have been performing consistently well for the Australians over the last few months, despite of a fact that they haven’t pulled out good enough results for the team.
Yet, they finished the series against South Africa on a strong note, winning the final Test, which many rated as a dead rubber contest. All of it is immaterial though, as Australia have gone all guns blazing against the Pakistan on the first two days of the first Test.
Steve Smith struck yet another hundred and with the ball, they just dismantled the Pakistani line up in no time. Maybe Gavaskar the confidence factor is something that might play a crucial role, but tackling India in India is one hell of a job.