Australia vs India 2018/19, Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin (Credits - AFP)

Well, for obvious reasons, the majority of people are voting team India as the preferred team to win the Tests against Australia. However, here comes the surprise, as Ravichandran Ashwin rates Australia the favourites to win the series. He feels Australia might be playing a strategy by calling India, the favourites.

Meanwhile, the absence of David Warner and Steven Smith is a big blow for the team, but they still got the world-class players on the side. However, considering it, people are calling team India, as the favourites to win Tests.

It is essential to keep noses ahead – Ravichandran Ashwin

The flamboyant cricketer quoted Australians termed Indians favourite even when they tour India. Ashwin sense it might be there strategy to make the opposition complacent with their words on media.

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Ravichandran Ashwin, Australia vs India 2018
Australia (Image Courtesy: Getty)

Further, Ashwin added saying they need to fight every ball to see themselves on the right side of the things. However, Ashwin labelled Australia as the favourite, as far as his thoughts are concerned.

”I think the whole talk about India starting favourites – even when Australia came to India, they were talking us up – it looks like more of a strategy to us. I personally think you have to go one day at a time,” Ravichandran Ashwin said to

Ravichandran Ashwin, Australia vs India 2018
Ravichandran Ashwin Image Courtesy: Getty

”It’s never easy to come to Australia and win series. As far as I’m concerned, they are starting as favourites. It’s important for us to chip away every single ball, get our noses ahead and try and keep our noses ahead,” he added.

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Well, it was quite a statement from Ravi Ashwin. All in all, it would be interesting to see how both the sides would approach the game. It is essential for both the teams to win the series for various reasons.

Prashanth Relangi

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