Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has said that Team India, who went on tour to Australia, will have to stop Australian batsman Steve Smith to win. Sachin said that under the Corona protocol, bowlers cannot use saliva to shine the ball. In such a situation, the chances of swinging the ball are reduced. Sachin advised the bowlers of Team India to bowl on the line of 5th stump (outside off stump) to dismiss Smith.
Apart from Smith’s technique, Sachin told PTI in an interview that in general we ask bowlers to bowl in an off-stump or off-stump (on the line of the fourth stump) in a test match. But Smith likes to play shots while shuffling (walking) on the pitch. In such a situation, the bowlers will have to move their line from the fourth to the fifth stump.
He said the bowlers would have to be mentally prepared. They constantly target Smith at the 5th stump, so that there is a chance of an outside edge.
Batting easy in session before Pink Ball Test On
17 December, about India’s first Pink Ball Test abroad, Sachin said that due to timing, more runs in the first session of the day-night test (which happens during the day). Will have to be made. The pink ball swings more in double light, then it becomes difficult to bat.
Regarding the opener of Team India, he told that in the Test, an opener in the form of Mayank Agarwal must be fielded. For the second opener, team management can give someone in Prithvi Shaw and Lokesh Rahul.
Emphasizing the need for balanced bowling attack defensive bowlers we have , Sachin said that Team India has the best and balanced bowling attack. After all, to win a Test match, we have to take 20 wickets. But in lieu of those 20 wickets, we cannot afford too many runs.
He said that along with the attack, we also have to identify such bowlers, who can stop the run from a force and keep the pressure. Only then wickets will fall from the second floor.
Australia, strengthened by the return of Smith-Warner
Sachin admitted that the return of senior players like David Warner and Smith has strengthened the Australian team. Apart from these, Marnus Labushane also strengthens the team’s batting. Sachin said that there will be a close fight between the two teams and I am confident that Team India is ready for this.
Smith’s record against India in Tests was superb
when the last time India toured Australia, Smith-Warner was facing a ban because of the ball tempering scandal. This time both are in the team. Smith’s record against India is tremendous. He has scored 1429 runs in 10 Tests against India at an average of 84.06. This includes 7 centuries and 3 half-centuries.
The team will miss Virat, it is a chance for the youngsters
Sachin said that after the first Test, Team India will miss Virat Kohli. In such a situation, young players will have to prove themselves on this occasion. He said that having Cheteshwar Pujara in Test matches is very important. Apart from this, Ajinkya Rahane will also have the responsibility of winning the team.
The Test match will be played from 17 December, the first Test between the two teams will be Day-Night in Adelaide. It will be played from 17 to 21 December. The second Test will be played in Melbourne from 26 to 30 December. The third Test will take place in Sydney from 7 to 11 January and the fourth Test in Brisbane from 15–19 January.