India should not be curious about Australia’s brilliant pitch: Kapil Dev – Australia v Australia should not take fast friendly wickets in Australia: Kapil Dev to Indian bowlers

Story highlights

  • Kapil Dev has given special advice to the bowlers before the Test series.
  • Says – Australia’s upper hand will be heavy in the first Test of the series
  • Australia have the experience to play many matches with the pink ball

Former India captain Kapil Dev has given special advice to Team India’s fast bowlers ahead of the Test series against Australia. “Don’t get excited by bowling on the pitch and bowling to the best of your ability in the four-match Test series starting on Thursday,” he said. Even in the absence of veteran Ishant Sharma, the Indian team, led by Jaspreet Bumrah and Mohammad Shami, has come under attack with dangerous fast bowling.

With Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Siraj and Navdeep Saini, the team has great options. The former ten-year-old veteran believes that Indian bowlers still do not have the experience to bowl on Australian pitches. Kapil said, ‘Our fast bowlers have no experience of bowling on Australian pitches. Many times he gets excited to see the bounce. It is very important to understand that they should bowl with their strength.

The former great, who took 4,434 wickets in 111 Tests for India, said: “We have fast bowlers, but the Australians understand the situation better than our bowlers.” Australia’s wicket will be heavy in the first Test of the series, which will be played in the day-night format, said the former captain, who led India to the 1983 World Cup.

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He said, ‘Of course Australia will have the upper hand in this Test. They are playing in their house. If the Indian team played the pink ball in India, I would say that India’s chances of victory are 80 per cent. Anyway, Australia has the experience to play many matches with the pink ball, while the Indian team has played only one Test in the floodlights.