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‘It is gonna be tougher for India’ – Glenn McGrath warns Virat Kohli & Co. ahead of Australia Test series in November 2020

Australia and India will also play a Day/Night Test during the four-match series, adding an extra dimension to what already promises to be an enthralling series.

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Glenn McGrath. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

The Indian cricket team is currently in New Zealand where they are locking horns with the Kane Williamson-led Kiwis in the ongoing two-match Test series, as part of the ICC Test Championship. After having lost the first Test in Wellington by a comprehensive margin of 10 wickets, the Virat Kohli-led No.1 ranked Test side will be looking to pull one back and not only claim 60 valuable points but also assume parity in the series.

This is the last Test series for Team India until November 2020. Post this, they will take on Tim Paine-led Australia when they travel Down Under for the latest installment of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The last time the Men in Blue were in Australia, they became the first Asian team to win a Test series in Down Under [2-1].

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Kohli’s men will hope for an encore but the task will be a lot more difficult considering they will be up against an Aussie side boasting of the superstar duo of David Warner and Steven Smith, both of whom were not part of the 2018 rubber due to their respective 12-month ban, feels former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath.

“Australia are playing good cricket. Steve Smith and David Warner — both are playing well and we saw what Warner is capable of in the Australian summer. Having a batsman like Warner back, and a quality batsman like Steve Smith, it’s a totally different game,” Glenn McGrath, the former champion fast bowler was quoted as saying by Indian Express.

Glenn McGrath reckons India-Australia will be a brilliant Test series

McGrath feels that while it will be tougher for India, that is not to say that they will not do well there, considering they have the confidence of winning in Australian conditions in the past.

“…it’s gonna be tougher for India. That’s not to say they can’t perform well. They have got the confidence of playing in Australian conditions now and they know how to do it. They’ve done it and they’ve been successful. So, there’s still enough positives there I think it’s going to be a really good series for sure,” he said.

Australia and India will also play a Day/Night Test during the four-match series, adding an extra dimension to what already promises to be an enthralling series.

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