Australia will have “no excuses” however to bat well, pick up 20 wickets and adjust to the conditions if they want to beat an in-form Indian team in their backyard in the upcoming Test series, says vice-captain, David Warner.
The Australians might be in high spirits having won last three Tests against Pakistan to win three-match series 3-0, however, will start to India next month having lost nine successive Test in Asia and with just one series win there since the late 1960s.
The 30-years-old vice-captain said that “So far us as a team to take some positives out of that … the challenge is to try and bat longer periods. We’re going to have to take 20 wickets to win the game, simple as that, and we’re going to have to adapt straight away. No excuses.”
He excerpts as saying by cricket.com.au, “Whether it’s batting or bowling and taking catches in the field, we’ve got to be on from ball one and have a plan B if plan A doesn’t work.”
Although, it would be easier said than done as the Virat Kohli-led Indian team is victorious in their past 18 Tests at home and currently completed a 4-0 series win over England, including two victories by an innings.
Warner, however, they can take heart from England, who was able to show some fight with the bat during their recent series by posting 400 or more in three of the five Tests.
Warner said “We just saw the recent series with England and to be brutally honest they played very well. They batted deep; they got big runs on the board. India just got bigger runs on the board.”