Australia’s veteran former cricketer Greg Chappell believes his team can win the upcoming four-match Test series against India. Chappell has made this prediction on the basis that he sees the Indian team as weak in the absence of key players like Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah. We tell you that Pant will not be able to play for almost a year after being injured in a traffic accident, while Bumrah, who suffers a back injury, is out of the first two Tests.
Chappell wrote in the ‘Sydney Morning Herald’, ‘Australia can win the series. The Indian team looks weak due to injuries to key players like Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah. There will be a lot of reliance on Virat Kohli. By the way, to say that Ravindra Jadeja has already returned to the field and will be available for the first test.
Chappell has said that Ashton Agar should be preferred over Nathan Lyon to switch wickets. He said: ‘Ashton Agar should be selected when there is a useful tone for spinners because finger spin is more precise. Anil Kumble took 619 wickets in Test cricket and used to bowl fast, flat leg breaks. The batsmen knew that his wicket could fall if they missed. Egar will also have to do the same.
Chappell also said that Australia will have to work on many aspects. He said: ‘David Warner is out of shape and he will have to improve his test record in India. Usman Khawaja, Alex Carey, Travis Head and Cameron Green will have to prove themselves against the brilliant spinners. Marnus Labushen will give the first big test of his career.
Chappell said: ‘Australia will have to make the most of his talent and ability. Winning in India is not that difficult now. Regular tours are now taking place and a lot of experience has been gained with IPL.