Melbourne: Australian captain Tim Paine said Team India were proud of their cricket and like Adelaide, he knelt down easily in the Boxing Day Test I won’t die He indicated that the Rishabh pants could be a tough challenge for his team.
Australia won by 8 wickets in Adelaide’s first test after bowling in India for their minimum score of 36 tries. Tim Paine, however, said in a virtual press conference: “We cannot take into consideration the number of mental injuries he has suffered or what he is thinking at the moment.”
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He said: “We know India is proud of their cricket and they are a very talented test team. He has a lot of dangerous players. Penn, who has led Australia in 20 tests so far, said in the Ashes series last year England had equalized by coming back in the 5th test.
He said: “ We have seen in England what happens when a little bit of focus is taken away. But this time, we won’t. In the absence of captain Virat Kohli and fast bowler Mohammad Shami, India has made many changes to the squad.
Tim Paine said: “The players who come into his team are also very dangerous, like Rishabh Pant. We will show a positive game because it will be heavy to relax them a little.
He said: “We might have won the first test, but India dominated the second day. They are not easy to give up. We would like to repeat Adelaide’s performance and if we can do it the last 2 tests will be very difficult for India.