New Delhi: Former Indian team coach Anil Kumble says it would be difficult for guests in the absence of captain Virat Kohli for India not to win the first day and night test against Australia . It will be done.
India will start the Border-Gavaskar test series with a day-night test in Adelaide from December 17th and Kumble believes the match will be a “big challenge” for India. Captain Kohli will return to India after the initial test for the birth of his first child.
The great spinner said: “If we win the first test match, India will have a great chance to repeat the feat of the previous Australian tour.”
He said: “Although Steve Smith and David Warner return to the squad and if Virat also fails to play in three test matches, it will certainly become a big reason for India. But despite that, there is a lot potential in the team, whether at bat or bowling ”.
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Indian players don’t have much experience playing with a pink ball in top level cricket and the team only played one match with a pink ball which was against Bangladesh last year in which they won by one set and 46 points. .
On the other hand, the Australian team have played a lot of day and night games over the years.
Kumble reckons India’s bowling quick attack is tied with Australia as the guests are ahead of the hosts at bat, but that will depend on the outcome of the first test.
He said: “If we win the pink ball test and get an advantage – where Australia is definitely strong and they have done really well every time they have played pink ball matches in Adelaide.”
Kumble said: “ So if India takes an advantage against Australia in the first test, I will support India. But if that doesn’t happen, then it will be very difficult in the next three tests without Virat.