Former Indian opener, Aakash Chopra has said that this Australian team will be giving a tough fight in the upcoming one-day international series. India is all set to face Australia in a three-match ODI series, starting March 17. Speaking on his Youtube channel, Chopra said he expects a good contest between India and Australia in the ODI series, but insisted that generally when teams come to play in India, they often suffer a loss badly.
Aakash Chopra explained, “Australia’s ODI squad has come. Generally, when teams come here to play in the ODI format, they get beaten badly and the contests are not very good, but you see the might in this team. We expect a good contest.”
The former cricketer it seems like this Australian squad will be giving a tough fight to India in the ODI series, adding that he is really looking forward to the contest.
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Elaborating the same, Aakash Chopra said, “For the first time, it seems a squad has probably come which could give India a fight. I have only said probably and not certainly because you never know what sort of atmosphere there will be. I am really looking forward to a bilateral ODI series in India. It is that good a team.”
Praising the Australian bowling attack, Aakash Chopra said, “They have a full bowling lineup – Mitchell Starc, Jhye Richardson (who is in great form), Pat Cummins and Sean Abbott (who had a very good BBL). Adam Zampa – he is brilliant when he plays white-ball cricket.”
The former Indian opener also went on to say that Australia also has great depth when it comes to their batting order.
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Elaborating the same, Aakash Chopra said, “If we talk about the batting, they have depth there as well. Glenn Maxwell is making a comeback and they have Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, and Mitchell Marsh. They have David Warner as well, who makes the white ball red with his hitting in white-ball cricket. He is that good.”