Ian Chappell said the extra training period would allow India to acclimate in Australia© Twitter
Former Australian skipper Ian chappell said the extra training period for the Indian batsmen in Australia will help them get used to a stiff rebound. India and Australia are rated to lock horns against each other in three ODI, three T20I, and four tests. India and Australia will first lock the horns against each other in the ODIs and T20Is, then both teams will look to the longest format in the game. The Indian team for all three formats had arrived in Australia last week and now every player has started to undergo net sessions to be fully prepared.
“This summer’s chaotic and pandemic Australian cricket schedule could benefit India in its quest to repeat the series’ victory of the last tour. India’s lockdown period – with training allowed – will yield time for the team to acclimatize to Australian conditions – Test schedule that touring teams normally experience, ”said Chappell, as quoted by ESPNCricinfo.
“The extra training period during the lockdown gives bowlers the opportunity to determine what length is applicable in Australia, and for batsmen to get used to the unusually stiff rebound. Many batsmen on tour struggle to score enough shots. points on the back foot. in Australia. It’s not enough to survive against bowling short in Australia, you also have to be able to score those deliveries. Until a batsman proves he can race regularly against that style attack, it will continue to be dotted with short tips, ”he added.
Indian skipper Kohli will only play one test against Australia and then return home after being granted paternity leave from the Cricket Control Board of India (BCCI).
During the 2018-19 Series, India managed to record its first Test Series victory on Australian soil. The Kohli-led team ultimately won the series 2-1 and are now looking to retain the Border Gavaskar trophy.
The first test between India and Australia kicks off on December 17th at the Adelaide Oval and this match will be a match day and night.
The four-game series will be part of the World Test Championship (WTC). Australia and India are in the first two places in the WTC rankings.
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