Not many gave Australia too much of a chance in India. Former India champs like Harbhajan Singh and Sourav Ganguly even predicted a 4-0 whitewash. But all that has changed with Australia’s stunning win at Pune.
In a rather significant development, Australian skipper Steve Smith has been named as the captain of the IPL franchise Rising Pune Supergiants, replacing Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The news was confirmed by the franchise to the media on Sunday.
Former Australia batsman Mike Hussey believes the visitors need to have a clear strategy in place to deal with the threat of in-form Indian skipper Virat Kohli. He also suggested that the Aussies must refrain from getting into verbal confrontations with Kohli during the four-Test series