Mark Waugh Feels Australia Will Confidently Whitewash India In Tests
By CricShots - Dec 22, 2020 6:07 pm
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Ahead of the ongoing four-match Test series between Australia and India, it was being consistently said that the visitors had to win teh first game in order to gain. However, despite having an edge in the first couple of days in the Tets, India suffered a loss by 8 wickets in the Pink-ball Test as they got bundled out for 36, their lowerst-ever Test total in the second innings. 

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Team India suffered a forgettable collapse on Day 3

The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli has also left for India to attend the birth of his first child, Mohammad Shami is out of the series with a broken arm, and experienced batsman Rohit Sharma will be expected to feature in the team only after the second Test. A 4-0 whitewash for India looks ineviatable to many, especially the former Australian cricketers.

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Former Australia batsman Mark Waugh has joined Brad Haddin in predicting a 4-0 series in favor of the hosts. When asked if India could make an inspiring comeback, Waugh said, “No hope, no hope.”

Mark Waugh
Mark Waugh

During a recent chat with Fox Cricket, Waugh said, “I thought Adelaide was the Test that they could win on paper and with Virat Kohli here for just the one Test. I thought the conditions would suit them. I just can’t see how they can bounce back (after) Australia whitewashed them on the third day. So ‘no’ is the answer four-nil to Australia.”

Former wicket-keeper batsman echoed the sentiment of juinior Waugh. The 46-year-old reckoned that Rohit Sharma can play a crucial role if India aims to win a single game in the series.

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Haddin had said, “If they are going to get back into the game, what I want to know is where they’re going to get their energy from. “I would have a look at bringing someone in like Rohit Sharma. If he comes out of quarantine and he’s in good knick and he’s fit enough to play, I’d put him straight in because I think they need a senior player like that to take the anxiety out of everything and just get everyone thinking about cricket again.”

Rohit Sharma is expected to feature in the third Test from January 7. The Boxing Day Test between the two cricketing giants is set to kick start from December 26.