Gilchrist doesn’t feel India will start as favorites
Former Australian wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist doesn’t feel that India will as the favorites in the Border-Gavaskar trophy in Australia.
India are currently playing a four-day warm-up game against Cricket Australia XI in Sydney Cricket Ground ahead of the four-match Test series against Australia that will start on December 6th in Adelaide.
In the past history, India always had a lot of troubles when touring Australia. Their last win in Australian soil came ten years ago in 2008. But this time there are many expectations in Kohli and co as things are looking more favor in the Indian side.
But the former Australian wicket-keeper batsman Adman Gilchrist feels that Indian won’t start as the favorites for the historical Border-Gavaskar Trophy that will start on December 6th.
“I don’t think I can say that India will start as favorites because history will tell you that it (Australia) is a very tough place. Some great Indian teams, some great teams from England have come here and they have had limited success.”
Despite Australia being in a critical position, the former wicket-keeper feels that they are capable of giving a comeback in the Test series and can’t underestimate the hosts in the series.
“Australia have always been a dominating side in their own backyard and they will believe that they will do well again. India will have to find a way to start on a high.
India have had good individuals but the current attack as a group is very promising. If they manage to adjust well here, they have a serious chance to succeed. Australia too have a world-class bowling that will test Indian batsmen. If people would have seen that series against England closely, yes they won by a fair margin, but India had their moments,” he added.