Australia vs India: Five mistakes India should avoid in the Test series

Australia vs India: Five mistakes India should avoid in the Test series

India can't afford to be complacent by any means.

More killer instinct in the bowling

Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma of India. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

How many times have we seen Indian bowlers getting the top six batsmen of the opposition out with few runs on the board and then end up conceding approximately 300 in the end. This had happened in the Gabba Test match in the 2014 series Down Under and also most recently in the series against England where Indian bowlers lacked any plan to get Sam Curran out cheaply throughout the series. Team India’s lack of planning against the opposition’s lower middle-order had been a major reason for its defeat in the series against England.

Kohli and company need to take knowledge of the situation and come up with a good plan if they really want to win the series against Australia. As soon as the tail-enders start hitting the Indian bowlers, they go on the back foot and try different things which ultimately lead to more smashing. Instead of altering their tactics, they should stick to the basics and bowl a good line and length. They keep on trying too much and end up leaking runs and by the time they realise their mistakes, the match is already out of their reach.