The Australian batsman Usman Khawaja reckons that the adaptability is going to play a crucial role during their limited-over series against India and said they would look to draw from their past experience of playing in the country. He had played six IPL games for Rising Pune Supergiant earlier.
Australia will begin their tour of India with the first T20 International in Visakhapatnam on Sunday and Khawaja reckons that wickets are going to be good for batting.
As per the quotes in cricket.com.au., Khawaja said, “I played in that T20 (World Cup) and the wickets were really nice. I found there was probably one wicket that spun a fair bit in Dharamsala, the other ones in Mohali (twice) and Bangalore were pretty good batting surfaces. You just have to adapt to whatever you get here. As the Australian cricket team, a lot of guys have had some really good performances in India in the past, so I think we can draw from that.”
Khawaja, who is currently in Hyderabad, reckons that the Australian team has a lot of flexibility in their batting line up and he also confidently said that the visitors will do well in the series.
Describing the same, Khawaja said, “There’s a lot of good players in this team, which is awesome. It’s good to have options. A lot of guys that are in this team are quite flexible on where they can play so whatever happens, moving forward I think everyone will do quite well in whatever role they have.”
Ahead of the series, India faced a huge blow on Thursday as the flamboyant all-rounder, Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of the ODI and T20I series. However, Australia will lock horns with Indian for the second T20I in Bangalore on February 27, before competing in the five-ODI series.