Former Australia quick Damien Fleming believes India’s batsmen are as adaptable abroad as they’ve ever been and will stand a good chance when they visit the country, this summer.
Meanwhile, India never won a Test series in Australia in their 11 attempts since 1947. Furthermore, they have won just five out of 44 Tests in total, although they have drawn three series in that period.
The team from the subcontinent will tour the land of Kangaroos this summer for a gruelling four-match Test series.
Moreover, Fleming believes India will stand a good chance in the absence of the banned trio.
Recently, Cricket Australia (CA) banned Steven Smith, David Warner, and Cameron Bancroft in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town Test.
“If you look at their record in Australia since 2003-04, apart from one series where they got flogged (in 2011-12, a 0-4 whitewash), they’ve been very competitive,” Fleming told cricket.com.au.
Moreover, Damien Fleming also believes India’s batsmen are as adaptable abroad as they’ve ever been. He talked highly of Ajinkya Rahane, who has been brilliant in challenging conditions.
This tour will also be a challenge for Indian skipper Virat Kohli. He will look to put some runs under his belt in the longer format of the game. Kohli will face England in the United Kingdom (UK).
However, the hosts will miss two best batsmen going head-to-head with Smith out of the game for 12 months.
“They’re more resilient overseas now than they were before. If you look at someone like Ajinkya Rahane, he almost looks a better batsman outside of India. He can get hundreds on seamers in England and he can get runs out here with bounce – they’re developing all-round players. Obviously, Kohli is a superstar too,” he concluded.