Business Standard – Former Australia batsman on Friday said that conditions for the third Test in will be a lot different from those in Perth and India should consider drafting in all-rounder to bring balance to their attack.

Summary

  • Former Australia batsman on Friday said that conditions for the third Test in will be a lot different from those in Perth and India should consider drafting in all-rounder to bring balance to their attack.
  • While they won the first Test by 31 runs with a well-balanced bowling unit, including a spinner, the four-pacer plan backfired in Perth as Australia levelled the series with a 146-run win.
  • Hussey said that India missed Ravichandran Ashwin in Perth while bowled his side to victory, but also added that the four-pacer strategy was not totally wrong given the state of the pitch pre-match.
  • Instead, he credited Australia for making good use of best batting conditions on day one.
  • The 43-year-old Hussey, who played 79 Tests between 2005 and 2013 with 6235 runs to his kitty, also said that Indian batting was imbalanced with too many tail-enders, and the poor form of their openers was starting to show in contrast with what the Australian openers were able to achieve.


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