New Delhi: Team India has arrived in Australia to play ODI, Twenty20 and Test series. The Indian cricket team, which made history by winning the Test series against Australia in 2018-19, is in a bit of trouble on this tour, as Virat Kohli will not take part in the last three Tests. Despite the absence of Virat Kohli, veteran Australian spinner Nathan Lyon considers Team India strong.
Leon believes that it is disappointing for Virat Kohli not to play, but the Australian team is yet to become a contender for the series as there are many star players in Team India.
Captain Kohli will return home after the first Test in Adelaide. Virat Kohli has been granted paternity leave by the KBCCI. Kohli wants to be with his actress wife Anushka Sharma when his first child is born in early January.
Team India is strong because of Pujara, Rahane
“Definitely disappointing that he will have limited chances to get Kohli out, one of the best batsmen in the world,” Leon said. He said, ‘It’s disappointing for the series. You want to play against the best players in the world. I believe he is the best batsman in the world right now along with Steve Smith and Marnus Lubuschen. It’s disappointing but even then they have superstars. ”
Team India is strong because of Leon Rahane and Pujara. “His team has top batsmen like Pujara, Ajinkya and some good young players.” This will still be a big challenge for us.
India have three ODIs to play in the tour of Australia, as well as T20 Internationals and four Tests. The tour will start with the ODI series on November 27. The Test series kicks off in Adelaide on December 17.