Sydney: India had created history on the last tour to Australia in 2018-19, it won the Test series in Australia for the first time. Virat Kohli The Indian team, captained by, had named the series 2–1. Australia’s current Test captain Tim Paine was the captain of the team in that series. Penn became the captain of the home series for the first time. Penn says that the players who were involved in the series last time have now been motivated to improve their performance.
Penn (Tim Paine) said, ‘I know that the players involved were in a lot of pain. I know that with the return of Smith and Warner, the team has got a lot of experienced players.
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He said, ‘Everyone is completely hurt by this. Last time we did not score runs. This time I think some of our players have talked about it. If we can get our fast bowlers to get more overs than last time. I think our fast bowling attack showed that we can get 20 wickets’.
In 2018, Smith and David Warner were banned for one year for ball tampering, after which Penn was handed the captaincy of the team. Penn said that the Australian team is much stronger than last time.
He said, ‘Whether Smith or Warner or not. You do not want to lose any Test match or Test series in which you are playing. So, it hurts me a little. During this defeat, every player who was part of the team has improved in the last few years.
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Test captain said, ‘Now we are a very good team. Our team is a better all-rounder team. With the return of Smith and Warner, the team has got a lot of experienced players. But I feel that every player in the team has improved a lot in the last 18 months and we are playing very good cricket ‘.