Warne considers India favourites for first time
Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne also terms India as the favorites for the forthcoming four-match Test series between both teams in Australia.
India arrived in Australia for a complete package of series that have all formats of the game. The tour kickstarts with the three-match T20 series on November 21.
This time the no.1 ranked Test team are coming into the tournament with more expectations in them after seeing their recent performances in white clothes. Australia have wounded for the Test series in the absence of some start players like David Warner and Steve Smith.
Australian former leg-spinner Shane Warne says that this is the first time he sees India as favorites when they are coming to Australia for a Test series.
“For the first that I can remember India come to Australia in the Test matches as favorites.”
“I think their (Australia’s) batting is in disarray in all forms of the game. They need to do something about it pretty quickly. India, they smell blood and they don’t fear Australia,” he added.
Even though India lost the Test series in South Africa and England, they gave tough fights to the hosts compared to their last outings to the respective countries. Indian bowlers were phenomenal in both series and are expected to do so in Australia too.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli also admitted the fact that they had many chances to win more matches in last tours but didn’t capitalize them properly. “We played good cricket, but the mistakes were also very extreme, that’s why we lost that many numbers of games rather than winning those moments and winning the games.
Individuals need to take more responsibility, show more character in such situations and assess it, and then find a solution rather than thinking that the solution will appear from somewhere. Those are the things we are really keen on, going now in our next venture and especially in Test cricket,” the Indian skipper added.