Former Pakistan cricketer Ramiz Raja said that India has a very good chance of beating Australia at their home soil as the ‘venemous pitches’ seem highly unlikely to be prepared by the hosts.
Ramiz Raja said, “The pitches in Australia are no longer what they used to be some years back. I mean there is less bounce, sideways movement and they are less venomous. And I think Australia will want to have full five-day Tests against India for viewership figures given their requirements.”
The frenzy amongst Australian media and channels is already at an all-time high with men’s international cricket returning to the country after a shortened 2019-20 season.
“They are already complaints in Australia about the absence of Virat Kohli after the first test in Adelaide.”
Ramiz said CA would want to see Test matches last five days and they will have pitches accordingly. “I think India has the batting line-up to tame Australia and plus the Indian bowling has improved a lot and they have a very good attack now and Australia will have this in mind.”
Ramiz also mentioned that India will miss Rohit as he is the world’s ‘biggest’ batsman in limited overs currently. “Rohit is a match-winner and teams are scared of him. When teams huddle together before a batsman arrives at the crease like Sharma does it says a lot. Rohit’s absence is a big loss to India.”