Allan Border Reckons India Are Equally Favourite As Australia To Win The Test Series
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Allan Border Reckons India Are Equally Favourite As Australia To Win The Test Series

Allan Border Reckons India Are Equally Favourite As Australia To Win The Test Series
Allan Border. Image Credit: Twitter.

The legendary Australian cricketer Allan Border doesn’t reckon that Australia has an edge over India in the ongoing four-match Test series. He feels that the current Indian team are in the good shape and equally favourite to clinch the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21.

With the return of Steve Smith and David Warner besides Marnus Labuschagne, the third batting mainstay, Australia is being deemed as stronger than the visitors. India will also miss Virat Kohli‘s service in the last three Test matches because he will return home to attend the birth of his first child. But both the teams have strong bowling attacks and thus, it is going to be high-profile series.

I’d say it’s fifty-fifty: Allan Border

Virat Kohli (India) vs Tim Paine (Australia)
Virat Kohli and Tim Paine. Image Credit: Getty Images.

Allan Border bashed opinions of people labelling Australia ahead of India in the ongoing Test series. He opines that the team which will be putting a good sum of runs on the board will be dominant.

Lot of people are saying that Australia has their noses in front but I disagree. Runs on the board are always crucial like I have always said,” Allan Border said in the pre-match show on Sony Sports Network.

Tim Paine and Virat Kohli
Tim Paine and Virat Kohli. Credits: Reuters.

He feels India has the batting line up which can get 300 runs on the board and thus, concluded that the series is even.

“If India kicks on and get 300 on the board it’ll be a good score with the conditions the way they are and the pitch should quicken up as the Test progresses. So I’d say it’s fifty-fifty, very much even steven at the moment,” added Allan Border.

Meanwhile, in the ongoing pink-ball Test in Adelaide, India has put up 244 runs on board in the first innings. Only Virat Kohli completed his half-century while Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara fell for 42 and 43 runs respectively.