Australian fast bowling great Glenn McGrath feels that the current Aussie Test will surely smash the Indian team 4-0 in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy starting December 4th. McGrath expressed that Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle would look to pose some serious problems to the Indian batting line-up as they did to them in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2011 (Johnson wasn’t a part of Australia’s squad that time but Harris and Siddle were). 

During an interview with Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) McGrath quoted:

The way Australia played last summer, if they get anywhere near that they will dominate India. I have no issues in saying it will be a 4-0 whitewash.” 

“Indians historically don’t play well on the wickets over here, and the way they finished in the UK, the last three test matches they were pretty ordinary. So if they stay the same level and we play the way we did last year, it’s going to be a very one-sided series.

“India’s great at the shorter version at the game – one-dayers and T20s they play exceptionally well – but they haven’t worked it out at test level yet.”

Glenn McGrath also questioned Cricket Australia’s decision to rest Mitchell Johnson for the final three ODIs against South Africa saying that when a bowler is in form, he should never be rested. 

Mitchell Johnson bowled well in the Test series against Pakistan and the first two ODIs against South Africa and yet to rest him at such a crucial stage didn’t sound right to McGrath. 

If you’re in form, you want to keep playing to maintain it.

“These last three one-dayers are still important leading into the World Cup afterwards. You can’t think too far in front.

“I think he’s the best bowler in the world at the moment, so it’s a bit of a balancing act. Even  I never wanted to be rested from matches when I was performing.”


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