India need not lose sleep over Virat Kohli's absence in the last three tests against Australia but Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara will have to shoulder extra responsibilities, batting great Sunil Gavaskar has said.
"Australian pitches have always had good bounce and pace, so I think the area which will decide the ODIs, T20Is and Tests will be the bowlers and how well the team bowls as a unit to restrict the opponent to a lower total on the scoreboard", Khan said. While the Indian team has Jaspreet Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, the Australian team has fast bowlers like Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins. When someone talks about the best fast bowlers of the world at this time, the bowlers whose name comes to our mind will be seen playing on the field in this series.
"If you actually have a look, India have won every time Virat wasn't there, be it the Dharamshala Test against Australia, the Afghanistan Test, Nidahas Trophy or the Asia Cup in 2018".
India's tour of Australia will kick off with the ODI series from November 27. Zaheer said that no team is going to be a favorite in this series, because both the teams have good batting and bowling, due to this the tour is going to be very exciting.
While many lauded the Indian skipper's decision to attend his child birth, others criticised as to how Kohli could leave for the important Test series against Australia.
Pujara was adjudged man-of-the-series when India beat Australia 2-1 in 2018/19, becoming the first Asian side to triumph in a test series Down Under. Whichever bowler of the team will be successful in stopping the rival team on a low score, he will get victory.
Cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar believes the Indian bowling attack is competent enough to help the team register consecutive Test series-win Down Under.
"Australia's Test team will be stronger than it was on India's previous tour". Therefore, I believe that the bowlers will decide the ODI, T20 and Test series.
Sony on Friday also announced the return of its show "Extraaa Innings", which will feature former players like McGrath, Manjrekar, Ajay Jadeja, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer, Nick Knight, Mohammad Kaif, Murali Karthik, Vivek Razdan, Ajit Agarkar and Vijay Dahiya apart from Harsha Bhogle, Arjun Pandit and Erin Holland.