Guyana Chronicle – FORMER Australia batsman Simon Katich believes India should be considered favourites to claim their first-ever Test series win in Australia next summer.

Summary

  • FORMER Australia batsman Simon Katich believes India should be considered favourites to claim their first-ever Test series win in Australia next summer.
  • In 40 years of touring Down Under, India are yet to taste a Test series success, losing eight (including the past four), with three finishing drawn.
  • “India deserve to be favourites given the cricket they have played, the quality in their Test team at the moment and the way Virat Kohli is leading them,” said the ex-Test and ODI batsman, who is in India as Kolkata Knight Riders’ assistant coach.
  • India are currently the world’s No.1-ranked Test team but suffered a 2-1 series defeat to begin a year that shapes as a defining one in the Kohli era, with tours of England (five Tests) and Australia (four) still to come.
  • “I’d say we are still 80 per cent (of our potential),” Kohli said of the Test team in February as he looked forward to the tours of England and Australia.


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