Australia vs India: Ian Chappell thinks extra training will help visiting batsmen get used to steep bounce


Ian Chappell said the extra training period will help India acclimate to Australia© Twitter

Former Australian skipper Ian Chappell has said the extra training period for the Indian batsmen in Australia will help them get used to steep bounce. India and Australia are scheduled to lock horns together in three ODIs, three T20Is and four Tests. India and Australia will first match horns in ODIs and T20Is and then both sides will turn their attention to the longest format in the game. The Indian squad for all three formats had arrived in Australia last week and now every player has started undergoing net sessions to be fully prepared.


This summer’s chaotic, pandemic-plagued Australian cricket schedule may actually benefit India in their quest to repeat the previous tour’s victory. India’s enforced lockdown period – with training allowed – will give the team more time to acclimate. in Australian conditions than the rushed pre-testing schedule that touring teams normally experience, ”quoted ESPNCricinfo as saying.

“The extra training period during lockdown gives the bowlers ample opportunity to find out what length applies in Australia, and for the batsmen to get used to the unusually steep bounce. Many touring batsmen struggle to score enough runs from the rear. foot in Australia It is not enough to survive against short pitch bowling in Australia alone, you also need to be able to score on those deliveries Until a batsman proves that he can run regularly against that style of attack, he will remain peppered with short things, ”he added.

Indian skipper Kohli only plays one test against Australia, then returns home after receiving paternity leave from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

During the 2018/19 series, India managed to record their first Test Series victory on Australian soil. The Kohli-led team eventually won the series 2-1 and now they would try to keep the Border Gavaskar Trophy.


The first test between India and Australia starts on December 17 at the Adelaide Oval and this match will be a daytime match.

The series of four matches is part of the World Test Championship (WTC). Australia and India are in the top two of the WTC rankings.

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