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Australia will be top picks yet Team India’s confidence could have an effect, says Wasim Akram

The final stages of IPL 2020 are in progress in UAE and following that, Team India would soon fly down to Australia for the tour beginning on November 27. The Test series will be that as it may, start on December 17 in Adelaide which will be a Day-Night issue. The 4 Tests will finish up with the last match beginning on January 15 at the Gabba in Brisbane.

While India were the winners when they lasted visited Australia in 2018, this time is required to be significant all the more challenging. Tim Paine’s Australia have Steve Smith and David Warner back and furthermore have a specific Marnus Labuschagne who has proven himself, in a year’s time, to be sheer match-winner. Besides, the ascent of Pat Cummins as the world’s best quick bowler is an absolute advantage for the hosts.

“I think Australia’s contemporary fast bowling unit is the best in the world. They have Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Hazlewood. All depends on the pitches they [CA] make when India visit Australia [later this month]. When the Kookaburra ball gets old you have to think about how to keep runs down as the wickets are tough to come by,” Akram said in an interview to ‘Cricket Baaz’ channel on Youtube.

The Pakistan bowling incredible has praised Team India, under Virat Kohli’s captaincy, and has expressed that despite the fact that Australia will be top picks down under, India could do a lot with their confidence. Akram likewise heaped praises on the Jasprit Bumrah-drove pace attack that could cause a nearby challenge between the different sides down under.

“Now India’s fast bowling, too, is very good. They have Shami, Bumrah and others who can clock upto speeds of 145-150 kmph. So, it will be a close contest but I would say Australia being in Australia would be favourites.”

“However, Indian team have this new found confidence, as a team they have found this confidence. They have a changed body language now [under Virat Kohli’s captaincy]. They way we used to take the ground in the 90s [speaking about his own time in International cricket], Team India does the same now,” he added.

As per Akram, India have transformed into a terrible bunch under Virat Kohli’s captaincy. A comparable thing was said by previous England captain Nasser Husain about Sourav Ganguly’s leadership that had changed the face of the Indian team back then.

“That’s because they believe in themselves.They believe in their hardwork they are putting in. I would say ‘Indian players thode badmash ho gaye hai’ and that matters in their performance, it shows,” Akram joked.

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