Former Sri Lankan Legend Mahela Jayawardene is backing Australia to win the series against India so that it would help his nation to qualify for the final.
The qualification scenarios for the final of the World Test Championship are very intense. If Australia wins the series against India then Sri Lanka has the chance to enter the finals. If India wins the series by a margin of 3-1 or 4-0, Sri Lanka have very less chance to play in the final.
I’m hoping Australia can go all the way: Jayawardene
“I think it’s always going to be a great series. I think Indian conditions and how the Australian batsmen tackle that, they do have a really good bowling unit and how do the Indian batsmen tackle that … it depends on how each team starts the series and who’s got that momentum. But it will be fascinating. It’s difficult to predict, but being a Sri Lankan, I’m hoping that Australia can go all the way. Probably a 2-1 win for Australia, but it’s going to be a tough one,” Mahela Jayawardene said in the latest edition of The ICC Review.
Jayawardene highly praised Shubman Gill. Mahela said that if he converts his white ball form into red-ball cricket, he will be a great asset at the top of the lineup for India.
“He’s been very good, he’s technically very sound and he’s a good player of pace. That’ll keep him in good stead against that Australian attack, but it’s always going to be tough and it will be a very good series. He is in great form at the moment and if he converts that into red-ball cricket and have that tempo, maturity, and understanding of the situations and conditions, he’d be a great asset at the top of the line-up for India,” he mentioned.
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