AUS vs IND: Former Australian Captain Michael Vaughan Feels Australia Can Defeat India 4-0 In The Test Series

Former captain Michael Vaughan feels Australia can crush India 4-0 in the Test series.

Riddhi Adsul

December 15, 2020

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The Indian cricket team is gearing up for its upcoming and much-awaited four-Test series starting from December 17th with the pink-ball Test. Ahead of the series, former England captain Michael Vaughan has picked Australia as preferences to secure the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. He has opined that the first Test in Adelaide will be the major for the tourists in rest of the series. Read ahead for more details.

Watch Michael Vaughan feels Australia can crush India 4-0 in the Test series

In 2018-19’s tour, India beat Australia 2-1 in the Test series. Indian team became the Asian country to win a Test series Down Under. In Vaughan’s recent interview with Cricbuzz, he recalled how the Indian movement battery along with Cheteshwar Pujara wreaked destruction on the Aussies. He further added that the match went in India’s favour due to the absence of Steve Smith and David Warner.

Michael Vaughan told Cricbuzz:

India two years ago were too strong for Australia in Australian conditions. They were terrific. The bowling attack of Bumrah, Shami, Ishant and Ashwin, the Wall Pujara, he was the rock in the Indian batting lineup. They were just too good for the Aussies. The main reason I believe they were too good was that there was no Smith, no Warner, no Labuschagne. The Australians are now a better Test match team. They held on to the Ashes in England. Tim Paine is improving as a Test-match captain.

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During his interview, Michael Vaughan suggested that if India loses the first game of the series, then there is no way they can come back as Virat Kohli will be unavailable in the last three games. As a result of that Australia will win 4-0, he said.

India will have to see off that trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazelwood and Pat Cummins, they have to nullify that the kookaburra new ball. If not, Australia will prove to be too strong and powerful. The pink ball Test is the key to the series. If Australia, as they generally do in the Adelaide Day-Night Test, they have never been beaten with the pink ball. If Australia win that Test match and then India lose Virat Kohli for the next three, this could be 4-0 for Australia.

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He further added,

David Warner missing the first Test gives India a little bit of hope. There is a little bit of confusion about who will open the batting for Australia in Tests. Will Pucovski has been concussed. But that Smith-Labuschagne combination and Travis Head getting better. Also, I don’t see many batting units that will consistently get big scores in Australia against this Australian attack. That is why 4-0.

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