Edited By Bharat Malhotra | IANS | Updated: 01 Jul 2020, 03:08:00 PM IST
Former Australian batsman Michael Hussey has said that if India has to beat Australia in his own house, then he will have to stay in his full form. India is scheduled to visit Australia later this year where it will play the four-Test Border-Govskar trophy.
India created history by defeating Australia at home in the captaincy of Virat Kohli in 2018-19 and became the first team in Asia to do so. However, Australia did not have two big names in that series, Steve Smith and David Warner as they were banned for a year due to ball tempering.
Hussey said on the Sony Ten Pit Stop chat show, “Obviously it is a big deal for Smith and Warner to return to the team. But the players who played two years ago were probably not quite ready. He now has a lot of Test experience. India should be ready for a strong challenge in Australia this summer. '
He said, 'Australia have a world class bowling attack in the form of Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, James Pattinson and Nathan Lyon … I think the team looks very strong, they are playing a fantastic Test match. . We know that India is a world class Test team, but they have to play their best game to defeat Australia. '
It would have kept Hussey also that Rohit Sharma would be successful in the Test series. The former left-handed batsman said, 'This can be the test of any batsman in the world, but I think if Rohit bats at the top level in ODIs and now he has been successful in the Test too, it will give him confidence That he can go there and do well. “He said,” I have no doubt that he has the ability and temperament to play at the top level. ”