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Ian Chappell says India favourites in Check sequence however to not write Australia off

Ian Chappell, the previous Australia captain, believes India will start the Border-Gavaskar sequence as favorites, however that does not imply Pat Cummins’ workforce needs to be written off.
Australia are touring India for a Check sequence for the primary time in six years. That sequence in 2016-17 ended 2-1 in India’s favour regardless of Steven Smith’s good second-innings century on a Pune turner arrange a series-opening 333-run win for Australia.
For the report, Australia final received a Check sequence in India in 2004. By the way, they sealed that sequence win at Nagpur, the place the 2 groups will start the 2023 sequence on Thursday. That floor on the previous VCA floor was a green-tinged deck that assisted tempo and bounce, the place the tempo trio of Glenn McGrath, Jason Gillespie and Michael Kasprowicz picked up 16 of the 20 wickets.

It is possible this one at Jamtha, the place the brand new stadium is positioned, will flip.

“I do not know whether or not it is their greatest likelihood or not, however they have an opportunity of successful as a result of they are a good cricket workforce,” Chappell informed ESPNcricinfo’s India vs Australia Curtain Raiser present. “Sadly, they are going to be lacking two superb bowlers (Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood) within the first Check. However as I stated earlier, there are solely two groups enjoying and it’s essential to have an opportunity of successful. And so they’re each enjoying on the identical pitch.

“I used to be informed by Richie Benaud, who was a really clever particular person and an excellent cricketer and commentator, after I was 19, and he stated, ‘Ian, this can be a easy sport. The easier you retain it, the higher off you may be’, and I believe that is the way in which you need to method India. Okay, that is to not say it should be simple, but it surely’s additionally not unattainable.

“Sure, Australia have an opportunity. Is it their greatest likelihood? I do not know. What’s extra, I do not care. For those who win the sequence, no person goes to fret about when was the final time Australia received in India. Let’s fear about Pat Cummins’ workforce. I might have India have beginning as favourites, however that does not imply I do not assume Australia can win.”

‘Garbage to fret if a man is a left-hander or right-hander’

Chappell additionally wasn’t in favour of weighing up batting choices primarily based on whether or not they have been right-handed or left-handed. It is completely potential Australia might have 5 left-handers within the high seven ought to they choose Matt Renshaw forward of Peter Handscomb within the center order. The others are David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Travis Head and Alex Carey.

“Effectively, once more, I believe it is a load of garbage to fret about whether or not the man is left-hander or right-hander,” he stated. “I see Ashwin’s report. For those who assume you’ll be able to play, you’ve got to assume you’ll be able to play Ashwin or whoever performs. I believe Renshaw will likely be delighted to get picked. If meaning numerous left-handers, and if Ashwin has a report of getting left-handers out, okay that is an issue.

“However it’s solely actually an issue if the left-handers assume, ‘oh, hell. We have to face Ashwin and he may get me out.’ In the event that they assume Handscomb is the participant within the center order as a result of he performs spin nicely, then choose him, that is fantastic, however choose guys since you assume they will bat or choose guys you assume they will bowl, and never as a result of he can get few runs down the orders. I am not choosing bowlers as a result of they will bat a bit bit, am choosing them as a result of they will choose wickets.”



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