Pakistan Test side can stop India’s winning momentum in India: Brad Hogg
There are hardly any chances of the Pakistan team visiting India or vice versa anytime soon in the future.
Updated - Jul 5, 2020 12:25 pm
Former Australian leg-spinner Brad Hogg believes that Pakistan cricket team is capable of overpowering the Indian cricket team in India. Team India has been ruthless at home especially in the longest format of the game. India has not lost a single Test series after the 2012-13 season while playing at home. Also, India was thrashed in just one Test match in this period while facing teams like New Zealand, Australia, England, and West Indies.
While speaking on his YouTube channel, Hogg revealed that Pakistan is best suited to beat India owing to their strong pace attack. He further added that the Pakistan players are well-versed with the Indian conditions and can do wonders with the bat and ball.
“Well, I think the best team at the moment would be Pakistan because they have got a very strong pace unit and have got some good spinners. They also got depth in their batting and know the Indian conditions quite well,” said Hogg while answering a fan’s query.
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Notably, the arch-rivals India and Pakistan have not played a bilateral series with each other since 2012. The last time the two played a Test series against each other was in 2007 when Pakistan toured India for three Test matches and five One Day Internationals.
There are hardly any chances of the Pakistan team visiting India or vice versa anytime soon in the future. Being aware of the political tension between the two nations, Hogg admitted that after Pakistan, Australia is the only team that can beat India on Indian soil. Backing his statement, Brad said that having batting legends like Steve Smith, David Warner, and Marnus Labuschagne in the squad makes Australia a tough competition.
“But they can’t go over there for government reasons, so the next best team is Australia and I am not being biased. We have got the likes of [David] Warner, [Marnus] Labuschagne, and Steve Smith. We have got a very potent batting line-up as well as a bowling line-up. I think if there is any chance of us beating India on Indian soil right now, it’s going to be over the next couple of years,” the 49-year-old added.