There are many statements given by great players of past time on India vs Australia tour.
This time Australia will be without the services of David Warner and Steve Smith. Both of them are serving a one-year ban for ball-tampering during the team’s previous visit to South Africa.
On this, Spinner Harbhajan Singh feels that in the absence of Australian star players Steve Smith and David Warner, India will have the advantage in the four-match Test series.
Harbhajan also said that the responsibility to perform well will be on Indian batsmen as the Indian bowlers have already shown their capability to pick 20 wickets in foreign conditions.
As per IANS, Harbhajan said that “If we bat well there, we have got the bowling to get them out. Without Smith and Warner, this is our best chance to win a series there,”.
The India spinner also praised Kuldeep Yadav , who has been performing consistently since breaking into the side. Harbhajan said that Kuldeep has the potential to become India’s no.1 spinner in the future.
Bhajji said that Kuldeep has shown glimpses of what he can do on a first-day wicket. Harbhajan said that he is slower in the air and gets the ball to turn both ways. He said that he should be India’s key and deciding factor. He will be the No.1 spinner in future. As per Bhajji, the team depends on a lot on him.
On the other hand, the Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar feels that in upcoming Australia tour will be challenging even though the star players of Australian Cricket Team David Warner & Steve Smith are absent.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar said that the Australian tour will be challenging and no overseas tour is easy. This tour will be challenging because when you play outside your home country you need to adapt to certain conditions.
On the absence of David Warner and Steve Smith, Bhuvneshwar said that he cannot say that we will overcome them. They don't have only the two batsmen: Smith and Warner, who have done well. There are other batsmen in their place and it is not that they are not good.