Former Australian fast-bowler Stuart Clark feels that India’s overemphasis on the World Cup has put them on the verge of another overseas thrashing against Australia starting next month. 

India have already lost the Test Series against South Africa, New Zealand and England in the last eleven months or so and the Border-Gavaskar trophy will be a litmus test for Dhoni to get back his Test team on track. 

I’d suggest India are very, very concerned about the World Cup 2015. 

“That’s a big thing in their cricket calendar, one-day cricket and the World Cup. The Test series is big but at the end of the day if they do well in the World Cup no one will care about the Test series over there,” Clark said on Sky Sports Radio’s Big Sports Breakfast Program

Stuart Clark, a veteran of 24 Tests and 39 ODIs also expressed that he doesn’t see R Ashwin as a threat to the Australian batsmen and said that Ashwin wouldn’t be that successful here as he was during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 2013, which Australia lost 4-0. 

He quoted: 

If India are going to come out and bowl spinners at us I think we’ll come out and smash them everywhere. They’re going to Brisbane first. Other than Shane Warne, no spinner has ever really done a lot there and been overly successful.

“In Adelaide they’ll be OK, but Sydney the last couple of years has been quite pace-friendly – it’s been carrying through and seamed around everywhere.

“They’ll play Ashwin – he’s a good bowler in Indian conditions but I can’t see him being overly successful here.”


Image Courtesy:



    While spending good 22 years of my life, I found my passion in India’s unofficial national game, Cricket.

    Related Posts

    Manchester City

    Here’s the Daily News Round Up From Around the Globe on 17th December, 2017

    Here is Sportzwiki’s daily news round-up, featuring top sports news from around the world, on 17th December 2017. Here’s all the news from sporting...

    Man City rout Tottenham to extend record winning streak

    Manchester (England), Dec 17; Manchester City trounced Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 to extend their record winning streak in the English Premier League (EPL) to 16 consecutive...

    WWE Rumour: One Championship Likely to Change Hands at Clash Of Champions

    Tonight's Clash of Champions PPV is the final one for this year's PPV calendar. The Smackdown live brand is getting to host the show...

    WWE News: Betting Odds Reveal No Championship Changes at Clash of Champions

    Tonight, WWE will be hosting the last PPV of the calendar year 2017, Clash of Champions. It will consist six matches in the main...

    Argentine midfielder Desabato joins Vasco da Gama

    Rio de Janeiro, Dec 17: Brazilian football club Vasco da Gama have signed Argentine midfielder Leandro Luis Desabato in a bid to bolster their squad...