Tom Moody Sniffs Australia’s Upcoming Tour To India Will Be ‘Messy’
Former Australia batsman Tom Moody seems afraid that upcoming Australia’s tour to India would be anything but messy. Speaking to Fairfax Media, he called Virat Kohli-led Indian team the toughest side to beat in their own backyard, and added Australia will find it hard, to extract a win in Indian conditions, keeping in mind their 4-0 whitewash in 2013.
Australia, who are currently playing a three-Test series against Pakistan, have a dreadful record in Tests in sub-continent. They have lost nine successive Tests including a 3-0 clean sweep in Sri Lanka in August this year.
“I think the Australia team has a lot of areas it needs to continue to develop. I will be holding my breath when this team jumps on the big bird and heads to India. It’s going to be messy, very messy.”
India, who recently thrashed England 4-0 in the five-match Test series, sent out a strong message which Moody feels Australia should consider before boarding the big bird to India. As Steven Smith’s side is currently reinventing themselves in the longer format, the Aussie selectors on the other hand will have to dig deep to find the right mix of players, if they wish to turn Australia’s forgettable record in sub-continent.
“Not only Australia, England have just experienced it – it’s (India’s) a very, very difficult place to win. I think Australia, in the position it is now, reinventing itself as a Test side, are going to go there with a huge mountain to climb. India have endless batsmen that can pile on runs and they have got two spinners that do it better than anyone else in the world in those conditions”, he concluded.
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