Former Australia cricketer Peter Nevill asserted that Australia’s pace triplet which comprises of Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood will play a crucial role during the four-match Test series against the Indian team during the Test series starting December 6.
The trio featured in the New South Wales during the Sheffield Shield game against Queensland last week and Nevill, was behind the stumps, was impressed with the way they bowled, going to say that they are at the top of their form.
As quoted in cricket.com.au, Nevill described, “They’re bowling as well as I’ve seen them bowl. Particularly the reverse-swing bowling. It was a fairly abrasive wicket in Manuka and they all bowled with a lot of class and a great amount of skill. They’ll be a very difficult challenge for the Indian team.”
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Nevill, who played 17 Tests for Australia, stated that Australia’s premier spinner, Nathan Lyon, again from New South Wales is also looking in good touch. Peter explained, “He’s been fantastic. His form for the last year has been phenomenal. He’s bowling as well as he’s ever bowled. It’s always a pleasure keeping to him.”
On Thursday, Australia named a 14-member squad for the first two Tests against India to be played in Adelaide and Perth. The tour kicked off on Wednesday with the hosts registering a four-run win in the first T20I of a three-match series. The frontline bowlers were also rested from the T20I series with Australia calling format specialists in their place.
Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, and Nathan Lyon will shoulder an additional burden this summer in the absence of Steve Smith and David Warner; in terms of leadership but also the fact, Australia has lost two of their most consistent match-winners with the bat.