Australia head coach Justin Langer can’t wait to see his bowlers have a go at Virat Kohli and his males within the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Langer feels his bowlers have improved for the reason that Test collection defeat to India in 2018-19.
The two groups are set to lock horns once more on Australian soil in a four-Test collection with the opening Day-Night sport in Adelaide beginning December 17.
“If I go back to that time (2018-19), we lost a toss at the MCG after winning the Perth Test match – lost the toss on possibly the flattest wicket I’ve seen in Test cricket … and they bowled for nearly two days,” Langer was quoted as saying by Sydney Morning Herald.
“And then we had to back it up and play at the SCG the next Test match on a pretty flat wicket as well. Not making excuses, but it was tough going back then. India were on top of their game, they deserved to beat us for the first time in their history. But our guys are two years better and a lot of the Indians are the same, more experienced. I can’t wait to see them go. Can’t wait.”
India had received the primary and third Tests – at Adelaide and Melbourne, respectively – whereas Australia claimed a victory within the second sport at Perth, with the ultimate match ending in a draw.
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Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins are prone to be the primary selection within the tempo division this time, too, however the selectors even have a whole lot of choices resembling James Pattinson, Queenslander Michael Neser and Sean Abott to select from within the 17-member squad.
Pattinson is, nevertheless, in need of red-ball kind as he was busy within the recently-concluded IPL in UAE.
Neser is but to make his Test debut regardless of being with the Test squad for greater than a 12 months, whereas NSW’s Abbott has emerged as a possible Test all-rounder in final two years, displaying good kind within the Sheffield Shield season.
“James Pattinson who has come back from that back injury, we saw how powerful that was during the last Ashes in England. Michael Neser keeps playing well over and over again,” Langer mentioned.
“And Sean Abbott, every Shield player I’m talking to, batsmen, they’re all saying Sean Abbott is bowling fast and his lines and lengths are incredible. [We have] got great depth and I can’t wait to see them get going against India this summer.”