Daniel Vettori
Daniel Vettori. Image: Twitter

Daniel Vettori, the assistant coach of the Australian cricket team is happy with how the team has played against Pakistan and Sri Lanka in their recent tours to the subcontinent. Australia won a Test series in Pakistan 1-0 and won the first of the two Tests against Australia. So far they have played four Test matches in 2022.

The Australian cricket team is scheduled to travel to India for a four-Test match series in February-March 2023. Ahead of that the side will make a short trip to India for three T20Is in September 2022 ahead of the T20 World Cup. Meanwhile, Vettori is very happy with how The Aussies have played their cricket against Pakistan and Sri Lanka in their build-up to the India series. 

Conditions Will Be Very Different In India: Daniel Vettori, Australia Assistant Coach

Australia
Australia. Image Credits: Twitter

“In a lot of ways it’s been nice to have a subcontinent tour of Pakistan, then here [in Sri Lanka] and build towards India,” assistant coach Daniel Vettori said. 

“Conditions will be very different. We will get a lot of variation from venue to venue. You could get anything in between [the pitches in Pakistan and Sri Lanka]. If you play at Mohali it is going to be flat, if you play at Wankhede [in Mumbai] it could turn square like here. You can’t just have one plan.”

Steve Smith Usman Khawaja
Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja. Image: Twitter

Australia have fielded more than two spinners in the series against Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Their batters have adapted themselves better at playing the subcontinental spinners in recent times as well. Usman Khawaja and Steve Smith are the better players of spin in the current Australian test side. David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne are also good as well. 

The assistant coach concluded by saying that the Australian players would play more sweep shots in the subcontinental conditions and cut down the spin the ball might get off the pitch. 

“In a lot of ways sweeps can be blocks over here. There have been plans for individuals to use whatever they feel comfortable with, and to be as proactive and brave as they could with it,” Vettori concluded saying.

Australia tour of India:

3-match T20I series – September 2022

4-match Test series- February-March 2023

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Anshuman Roy

A Hardcore Cricket Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.