Under Virat Kohli’s captaincy, the Indian team has destroyed all the visitor team in the home during 2015 Sri Lanka Test series and raised Indian team to the top of the ICC Test ranking list. Team India won all the Test series from 2014-15 Sri Lanka’s Test series.
Captain Steve Smith knows that their upcoming Test series will be one of the toughest Test for them. From 2016’s September India rushed out England and New Zealand in a clean sweep.
On Monday Steve Smith said – Virat Kohli is a threat for Australia. Before him, Mike Hussy also said the same statement. But Hussy suggests Smith that don’t sledge him, act with him as a player.
“We are very excited about this tour, it is going to be a difficult challenge,” Smith said while addressing the media in Mumbai on Tuesday.
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“India are a very good team, we have prepared very well, and hopefully the players can be successful,” he added.
Steve Smith said about the gaming plans that will for the Indian Test series, “We are trying to form a game plan. Obviously, I am not going to tell you about it. He is a world-class player and is batting very well, has got four double hundreds in his last four series. He is a key player for India, but they have a strong top six.”
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Australian Captain said that on the India peach, both the spinner and pacer would be challenging for any visitor team, that’s why England and New Zealand batsman couldn’t manage to stand for a long time in front on Indian bowler.
“It is not only spinners; but they also have some great fast bowlers.”
For the Indian tour, Australia has hired India left-arm spinner Sridharan Sriram, who has played eight One-Day Internationals (ODI) before going to India.
“Sriram and Monty tried to explain how to play spinners better,” said coach Lehmann.
“That will be the key to success, but we know they have quality seamers as well,” he added.
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