Former Australian captain Steve Waugh is “undecided” if the present Indian staff led by Virat Kohli is any higher than a few of the sides that he performed in opposition to throughout his days. Waugh spoke in reference to Indian coach Shastri’s feedback that that is “the most effective Indian facet within the final 15 years”.
“Look, I’ve performed in opposition to some nice Indian sides and I’m not certain that the present facet is healthier than those we performed in opposition to,” Waugh advised Cricinfo.
Whereas Waugh understood that Shastri needed to spice up the morale of his staff, he felt that sweeping feedback might have been averted.
“I’m not actually certain however in all probability not an important factor to say because it places additional strain on the staff. As soon as they begin shedding, they may get a number of criticism for that. Look, it’s good that Ravi Shastri believes in his facet however feedback like these could possibly be saved to himself,” Waugh stated.
The previous skipper feels that regardless of current issues, Australia can be laborious to beat in their very own den.
“Australia will probably be laborious to beat in Australia. We have now a bowling assault pretty much as good as any staff in world cricket and we will take wickets. It’s our batting. If we rating 350 runs within the first innings, I believe we will probably be very laborious to beat. And somebody will all the time come and do effectively and that’s the character of the game.
“I’m nonetheless fairly assured that we will win in Australia nevertheless it’s going to be a detailed collection although,” Waugh stated in regards to the Take a look at collection beginning December 6.
Like everybody else, he praised Virat Kohli for his supreme consistency evaluating him with Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar.
“He is a superb participant and he loves these huge moments. He’s like Tendulkar and Lara. They look ahead to these and that’s the place they need to present their greatest. He would be the hazard man straightaway however they’ve some fairly good batsmen.
“Truly, India have fairly a rounded staff and they’re going to see this as a big likelihood. They might have ready for this tour for a very long time. I believe it’s going to be actually shut collection,” he added.