Check Out What Mitchell Johnson Says About India

Australian pace bowler Mitchell Johnson said that India would be nervous and overconfident in the ongoing four-Test series in Dharamsala begin on March 25 against Australia. After three Tests over in Pune, Bengaluru and Ranchi both the team currently looked at 1-1 level.

The fourth and final Tests match to be played in the hill station of Dharamsala on March 25.

Australia’s John feels that the hosts will be nervous mainly the pacer-friendly state of Dharmasala. He played international cricket for Australia from 2005 to 2015.

The 35-year-old Australia pace bowler Johnson said to Fox Sports “Dharamsala is an amazing ground and the only times I have seen it are with grass on (the pitch). So I think that’s why the Australians will probably be confident and India will be a little bit nervous. I think they’ve been overconfident in this series and I think the scoreline shows that.”

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Johnson feels that Pune Test hero Steve O’Keefe may not in the squad for the fourth and final Test in Dharamsala.

Johnson said “I think we’re going to lose a spinner out of this Test match. The spinners have been great throughout the series. There’s been a lot of pressure on the spinners to go out there and perform and I think they’ve had some good patches and some bad patches.”

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“But that’s the game. It’s a tough one because they have both had their moments in this series, but I think you have got to go with experience. I think Nathan Lyon will get a lot more bounce and he has been turning the ball quite nicely. But then again, you’ve got to look at left- and right-hand combinations.”

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He feels that Bird bowl will be right for Dharamsala track, “If it’s more of an Australian kind of wicket, I think you’ll see Nathan Lyon bowl and Bird come in as the third quick.”

Talking about Ranchi result, Johnson said “(The result in Ranchi) gives Australia a huge advantage I think. For them (India) to know that it’s not about Steve Smith and David Warner, other guys in the team can perform and can play out for a draw. They dug in and played exceptional cricket.”

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“They (Australia) will be pumped after that. Even though it was only a draw, to them it will feel very good and very positive. Because they have collapsed a lot in the past. That’s why I’m confident Australia will win,” he added.

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