Former Indian Test batsman VVS Laxman indeed knows a thing or two about how to play and win in Australia. VVS Laxman was one of those who loved playing against Australia and some of the best knocks of his career in both Test and One-day cricket have come against them. Ahead of India’s upcoming tour down under, he has backed Virat Kohli’s men to win all the formats.
India’s last tour of Australia back in 2018-19 proved to be a highly fruitful one. To cap their maiden Test series victory on the soil, the tourists beat the hosts in the three-match ODI series too. Nevertheless, with Australia back in full-strength, it will prove as an uphill task to beat their arch-rivals again. The presence of Steve Smith and David Warner, along with the emergence of Marnus Labuschagne, will certainly make it challenging for India.
VVS Laxman stated that India has an exceptional opportunity to emerge victorious in all three formats. The 46-year old added that the tour has been well-planned, primarily because it begins with white-ball cricket, allowing players to adjust. India and Australia will start locking horns in the three-match ODI series, starting on the 27th of November in Sydney followed by as many T20Is.
“I think India has a very good chance of winning all three formats. It’s good the way itinerary has been planned. It works in India’s favour. The reason is that we are starting off with white-ball cricket,” the cricketer-turned commentator told Times of India.
I think all the bases have been covered: VVS Laxman
The Hyderabad-born cricketer further said that the BCCI has selected an excellent squad, which is full of depth for all three formats. He feels that the teams in Tests, ODIs, and T20Is are balanced along with the composition and competition being top-notch. Hence, it covers all the bases.
“Absolutely. I think we are fortunate that we have such a wonderful strength, not only in just one, but all three formats. I think the balance, and the composition, and the competition in all three formats is excellent. I think all the bases have been covered,” VVS Laxman added.