Test series vs Australia with Warner and Smith back will be a different ball game: Rohit Sharma
India opener Rohit Sharma on Wednesday said India's upcoming tour of Australia towards the end of 2020 will be a different ball game with the return of Steve Smith and David Warner in the host's ranks.
Smith and Warner were serving ball-tampering bans when Virat Kohli led team India registered its first series win in Australia, ending a 71-year wait. India will have a chance to extend their recent dominance over Australia when they tour Down Under once again later this year.
"It will be a great Test series. I know, Australia in their own backyard with those 2 guys back will be a different ball game. As a team, us, we are playing our best cricket. We have got our bowlers and batters in the right frame of mind. We are quite looking forward to that series. If it happens, it will be a great series to be part of," Rohit Sharma told.
Rohit Sharma had sustained calf injury during the 5th and final T20I vs New Zealand where he scored 60 runs before being retiring hurt and was ruled out of the remainder series.
"New Zealand, as well, I was quite looking forward to playing in challenging conditions. Unfortunately, the injury happened. I can’t wait to go out and test myself in Australia and play the Test matches.
After the major cricketing events all across the globe have come to a close, Team India, which was scheduled to visit Australia later this year, seems to be under threat as well. The India cricket team is scheduled to tour Australia from October 2020 to January 2021 to play four Tests, three One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches.