Simon Doull, the former kiwi cricketer, has predicted that India will win the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia with a clean sweep.
The Indian cricket team had a remarkable victory in the first Test match against Australia, winning by an inning and 132 runs in Nagpur. The team’s success was attributed to the exceptional performances of players like Jadeja, Ashwin, and Rohit.
NO PROBLEM WITH THE BALL TURNING FROM DAY 1: DOULL
“If Australia get one Test, I’d be very surprised. Without rain interning, I can see a 4-0 (in India’s favour). If Australia have a day out with the ball or if Smith and Labuschagne have a Test match to remember with the bat, they might steal a Test but I don’t see anything other than a 3-1 or 4-0 to India,”
Ahead of the first Test, there was much talk about the pitch in Nagpur. But Doull believes that taking advantage of the home ground is not a new phenomenon. He doesn’t have any issue with the ball turning from the first day.
“Most people that post something about certain nature of surfaces in India or any around the subcontinent, are looking for clickbait, they are just looking to jump on board and gain followers. As long as the pitch is not substandard, I have no issues with it. If it seems for two days, no problem. If it spins in the first hour, I don’t have an issue with it. I don’t think players now play good-quality spin as well as the Laras, the Dravids, the Tendulkars, the Laxmans. Even the current Indian players don’t play spin as they used to. They probably play a little bit better than most countries at the moment and therefore they are able to succeed in their home conditions. But I’ll never complain about a surface, be it a green one, a brown one or whatever,”
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