Though it is to be noted that Australian journalist left no stone unturned to disrespect Kohli during Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2017 and even compared him to US President Donald Trump and animals.
India go into the five-match ODI series on the back of impressive recent ODI form.
Given how dapper he still looks in a suit, it’s sure hard to believe former Australia captain Michael Clarke retired from worldwide cricket over two years ago. This series is an opportunity for the young players to prove their strength. “The series is going to be a test”, Faulkner added. Australian Skipper stated that his one day side are much better in handling spin and are still on a learning curve as a side in Test arena. We won the World Cup in 2015. It’s as good as it has been at the moment and I’m happy now, ” revealed Faulkner.
But the forthcoming series promises to be different. How can there not be any buzz surrounding the one-day series? “They are both trendsetters according to me”, he said.
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Smith captained the Pune franchise in the last edition of the cash-rich IPL, arguably the world’s most popular Twenty20 tournament. The first three ODIs will be played in Chennai, Kolkata and Indore.
“Look, they (India) have played a lot of one-day cricket, off-late”.
“They are world class batsmen”. Of course they would do their best to win, but it’s yet another platform to try youngsters. “He is exciting and is fulfilling the role of a finisher”.
“I think it’s time for the Australian team to really decide how they want to approach the 2019 World Cup”. India will hope that with the inclusion of Shami and Yadav it will add more teeth to the bowling and support the duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah. Are Australia India’s Achilles heel?
“I am surprised why Lyon is not in the squad”. “I am really impressed with the comeback that Dhawan made”. Clarke feels Smith and co. will have better of India in the 5-match ODI series that begins from Sunday at Chennai.
Four members of Australia’s squad – Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Kane Richardson and Matthew Wade – were not selected by IPL franchises. The Kangaroos recently drew the Test series in Bangladesh and are coming with sub-continental conditions experience behind them. But they will take positives from the way they fought back in the second Test. For Clarke, the key to success for both teams would be to keep the respective top three batsmen in check.