Melbourne: Australia captain Tim Paine has said that Team India is proud of its cricket and, like Adelaide, cannot easily kneel in the Boxing Day Test. Going to do. He indicated that Rishabh Pant could be a tough challenge for his team.
Australia won by 8 wickets in the first Test in Adelaide after bowling out India for their minimum test score of 36 runs. Tim Paine, however, said in a virtual press conference, “We cannot give any consideration to how many mental wounds he suffered or what he may be thinking right now.”
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He said, ‘We know that India is proud of its cricket and it is a very talented Test team. He has many dangerous players. Penn, who has captained Australia in 20 Tests so far, said that in the Ashes series last year, England had equalized by returning in the 5th Test.
He said, ‘We saw in England what happens when a little focus is removed. But this time we will not do it. In the absence of captain Virat Kohli and fast bowler Mohammad Shami, India has made many changes in the team.
Tim Paine said, ‘The players who are coming into his team are also very dangerous, like Rishabh Pant. We will show positive game because it will be heavy to relax them a bit.
He said, ‘We may 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 that then the last 2 Tests will be very tough for India.