Former Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram said that Australia, playing under their domestic conditions, would be the favorites to win the four-match Test series against India. Tests begin on Thursday, December 17, following the completion of the three-match ODI and three-match T20I series.
According to the veteran speedster, the Australian team’s fast bowling unit is a lethal one and can give any batting lineup a run for its money. However, the veteran feels that India will not die thinking that their fast bowling team is not on the weak side by any imagination.
Akram says that India’s fast bowling is also very good
“I think Australia’s contemporary fast bowling unit is the best in the world,” he said. they have Pat Cummins, Michelle Stark, Hazelwood. Depends on all pitches [CA] When India visits Australia [later this month]. When the Kookaburra ball gets old, you have to think how to keep the run because wickets are difficult. “Akram said in an interview to Ba Cricket Baaz ‘on YouTube.
He said, ‘Now India’s fast bowling is also very good. He has (Mohammed) Shami, (Jasprit) Bumrah and others who can see speeds up to 145–150 kmph. So, it will be a close competition, but I would say Australia would be a favorite to be in Australia, ”he said.
Apart from Bumrah and Shami, India will also have the likes of Umesh Yadav, Navdeep saini And Mohammed Siraj in their fast bowling department.
Even when he called Australia an international favorite, Akram, Pakistan’s all-time highest wicket-taker, also said that India’s “new-found” confidence could make a big difference.
He said, ‘However, this is the new confidence of the Indian team, as a team, they have got this confidence. They have a changed language now [under Virat Kohli’s captaincy]. The way we used to take the field in the 90s [speaking about his own time in International cricket]Akram said, Team India now does the same.
India won the Test series 2–1 in 2018–19 and Virat Kohli became the first Indian captain to win a Test series on Australian soil. Kohli’s men will begin their campaign with a day-night test in Adelaide, followed by Melbourne, Sydney and Brislane.