Virat Kohli and Co will beat Australia at their home: Sourav Ganguly
He also wished captain Kohli on his 30th birthday.
Published - Nov 6, 2018 12:31 pm | Updated - Nov 6, 2018 12:31 pm
India are scheduled to play a three-match T20I, three-match ODI and four-match Test series against Australia, starting November 21 at The Gabba. However, the focus will be on how Virat Kohli and his men perform in the Tests for the reason that they haven’t been able to do much in their previous couple of series in 2011 and 2014 respectively. The opening Test begins on December 6 at Adelaide Oval.
In the meantime, Sourav Ganguly, the former Indian cricketer and current president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), is confident that India will be able to roll their opponents over without much fuss. He also wished captain Kohli on his 30th birthday.
It is very important for India
“The 30-year mark is the best time for batsman for batting, but in past four-five years the way Virat Kohli played, it will be a challenge for him to better his records. I wish him a happy birthday; may this year be good for him, he lives his life well. Indian cricket will move forward on Kohli’s shoulders.
I understand and believe that this time Virat Kohli and company will beat Australia at their home, which is very important for India,” Ganguly was quoted as saying in India Today.
Ganguly’s comments can’t be dismissed by any stretch of the imagination as the home team won’t have the services of Steve Smith and David Warner, who are serving a year-long ban from Cricket Australia (CA) owing to the ball-tampering scandal at Cape Town back in March.
A couple of days, India, led by Rohit Sharma, thumped the Windies by five wickets in the opening T20I at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Ganguly mentioned India would’ve to strain had the visitors put up a substantial score on the board. Furthermore, he said that the conditions in Lucknow are expected to be different.
“It was an easy target for India, it would have been difficult if 150-160 was the target, tomorrow we will have a match in Lucknow where the wicket and the condition will be different, and we will see a new improved Indian team there,” he added.