Australia tour of India was not much expected from the series. India has won 10 of 13 Tests this season without losing any. Set as Australia terrible record in the subcontinent this season, veteran and former cricketers Waugh had guess so far another 4-0 beat. It should have required an excellent effort from them to show any improved than that.
Australia didn’t leave any stone unturned to come as well prepared as they could have. They cooperated on limited-overs of home series against Sir Lanka, as he went to UAE to set up at the ICC Academy.
Australia had shocked the Indian team with a huge 333 runs win in Pune. India did manage to turn around their luck and finally win the four-match series 2-1.
Australia’s national selector Mark Waugh was impressed by the team’s presentation despite the series loss and believed that mostly each player rise up at some point.
On Wednesday, Waugh said to Big Sports Breakfast that “There’s been nothing between the two teams. I believe we’ve played equally as well as the Indians on the tour.”
He added “To be one-all going into this Test match, if you said that before the start of the series you would have been pretty happy. We like to win, of course. But the positives are it’s been great viewing and Test match cricket has probably been put back on the map a bit.”
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The 51-years-old former cricketer Waugh noted of Australia’s eight-wicket loss in Dharamsala “Obviously in this Test match we haven’t played quite as well, but there’s been a lot of positive signs from the Australian camp. Individuals have done well so we can take a lot of confidence from playing well in conditions where we don’t normally do well.”
“Matt Renshaw, this Test match he was disappointing but overall I think you’ve got to give him a tick for his series. Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb have been inconsistent, but they saved the match in the third Test. Glenn Maxwell made a hundred.”
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“I think Matthew Wade has kept really well in tough conditions and shown good signs with the bat. It’s probably really only David Warner who’s left a lot of runs in the bank.”
“He’s been the one player that’s struggled and he’s one of our bigger players. So there’s no doubt his form has probably hurt the result in the series,” he added.