India will be locked in a fierce battle against the mighty Aussies who will be touring the sub-continent to be a part of a crucial 4-match Test series that would eventually seal the fate of the upcoming WTC finale in June 2023. Currently, the two favourites to head into the grand extravaganza will be hoping to dish out a swashbuckling exchange of the willow and the leather, come February.
Australia has failed to win a Test series India for a while now and as the scars grow deeper, India will be hellbent to prove the fact that they are one of the finest teams to have featured in the ongoing cycle of the WTC. Featuring in the WTC finale in 2021, the Men in Blue will be desperate to stave away the Australian challenge and eventually come out on top emphatically to seal the fate of the series.
Former Australian fast bowler, Jason Gillespie had an important advice for the visiting Australian team. He made it clear that it was not going to be a cakewalk for the visitors and they will need all forces at their disposal to come together if they are to stand any chance against the mighty Indians on the tornado tracks that conjures unprecedented turn.
Talking to Hindustan Times Cricket, Gillespie said, “I am really looking forward to seeing (Virat) Kohli vs Cummins. That’s a fantastic match-up. It will be interesting to see how they go. When Virat comes out to bat, I would love to see Cummins take the ball and go at him straightaway. That will be great theatre, two wonderful cricketers at the top of their game.”
He further added, “Starc is obviously a left-armer and does get it to reverse very late. But Hazlewood and Cummins are equally good. They can all have a real impact with the old ball. Watch out for Green too. He can be a really awkward customer for the Indian batsmen. I think we will see the ball reverse swinging in this series.”