Rashid Latif Feels Australia’s Biggest Weakness During BGT Will Their Second Spinner
By CricShots - Feb 4, 2023 2:46 pm
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Former Pakistan skipper, Rashid Latif has said that the second spinner could be the weak link for Australia in the upcoming Border-Gavaskar series. India will be hosting Australia in a four-match Test series, with the opening game scheduled to be played at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur on February 9.

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Speaking on the YouTube Channel ‘Caught Behind’, Latif said that Australia’s biggest weakness will be their second, adding that Nathan Lyon will have to bowl well again.

As per the quotes in India Today, Rahid Latif said, “The second spinner could be the weak link for Australia, be it Mitchell Swepson or Ashton Agar. Against Pakistan as well, Swepson played in Karachi, where the Test was drawn. Australia won the Lahore Test because of Nathan Lyon and Pat Cummins’ excellent bowling. Lyon will have to bowl well again.”

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The 54-year-old said that Lyon has enough experience to make the most of the turning tracks in India but said that India cannot take Lyon lightly, especially in the fourth innings.

Rashid Latif
Rashid Latif

Explaining the same, Rashid Latif said, “If there are turning pitches on offer, Nathan Lyon has enough experience (to exploit them). But India’s batters play him very well. Australia’s pitches are different – there is bounce over there and the ball also skids a bit. But the Indian batters will get additional time over here, so I feel they can manage well. India, however, cannot take him lightly in the fourth innings.”

The former cricketer said the Indian team looks more balanced while heaping praise on Shubman Gill and his brilliant form.

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Rashid Latif concluded by saying, “The Indian team looks more balanced. Rohit Sharma has not played a lot of Test matches against Australia while batting at the top of the order. Shubman Gill is in form, Virat Kohli is there. So their team is really good. I feel India will prepare turning wickets because they have to reach the World Test Championship (WTC) final. There is tough competition, but I feel India will dominate the series.”