Here comes the first prediction on Australia vs India 2018 series. The former legendary all-rounder, Dean Jones makes his voice on the array of matches, who termed Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav are going to be instrumental for the visitors. Of late, the duo has performed exceptionally whenever they were handed the ball to deliver.

India’s tour to Australia has always been an entertaining show. Perhaps, the spice that comes out when both the teams get involved in the duel will not get generated from any other sides in the cricketing world.

Ravichandran Ashwin could have a ripper of the series – Dean Jones

The former cricketer strongly feels Ashwin would be the difference between both the team. He backed it up by saying Ashwin did well on the previous tour and hopeful of doing him well in the upcoming series as well.

Dean Jones, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav
Dean Jones (PC – Getty Images)

Further, Jones added he wouldn’t be surprised if India ends up losing once again. Stats say India always struggled to put up a show and bag the series in Australia, especially, in Test format of the game.

“I’m expecting Ashwin to have a ripper of a series. He had a good series last time India were here and had he played in that first Test in Adelaide, India might have won the series. India has a good chance, they’ve never won a Test series over here, and if they don’t I would be surprised,” Dean Jones said to CricketCountry.

Dean Jones, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav.(Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

“How Australia play Ashwin and Kuldeep are going to decisive, and that’s why I think we have to have Handscomb and Finch, who are our best players of spin, available so they can counter them. Finch opened the innings, but he will bat at No 5 at home when India come over. We must have Marcus Harris into the side alongside Renshaw and Khawaja,” he inferred.

Well, as Dean Jones said, the upcoming series is going to decide the fate of a lot of cricketers. Meanwhile, this is the best chance for Australians to get back the trust of their fans by winning against the Indians.