Gilchrist excited with Indian pace battery
The Indian pace battery has improved over the last couple of years, and it now has the ability to rip through batting line-ups.
Still, former Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist has opined that Indian pacers will have a litmas test in Australia, and their performace Down Under will be followed with a lot of intrigue
According to many, the current pace line-up that Team India possess is the best they ever had, and Gilchrist feels as a group the Indian pacers have shown tremendous potential.
“Hard to tell (how they will fare) as they haven’t been here as a group and we have to find that out. That’s going to be an intriguing part of the series. Because Australian pace bowling unit has proven they are exceptional in Australian conditions,” Gilchrist said.
“But I am really excited from an Indian point of view about that pace bowling unit and they have shown glimpses in England about their ability to rip through potential batting line-ups. They are fit, strong, aggressive young men so they have all virtues to take on Australia in Australia,” the Australian great added.
While a showdown between India skipper Virat Kohli and the Aussie pacer Mitchell Starc is highly anticipated with the series looming on the horizon, Gilchrist feels the series has lot more than that to offer.
“I don’t see this as a Starc vs Virat challenge really. I think Pat Cummins is outstanding and Josh Hazlewood is almost McGrath like with his methodic, repetitious bowling. So there are three guys there and there are a couple in the wings. They are high quality fast bowlers,” he said.
“So yeah, I don’t intend to single out Virat although clearly he is the best player at the moment, so India will look to him to score heavily, but they are all going to have their challenges which is also true for Australian batting line-up.”