Former India wicket-keeper Farokh Engineer predicted a 4-0 win for India in the Test series and also feels that wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav will have a huge role to play in the upcoming Test series against Australia.
The former India cricketer spoke about India’s chances in the Test series during an interview with an online news portal. Engineer said that he is predicting India to win 4-0 in Australia and feels that we should beat them convincingly without a doubt.
He noted that our batting is quite good, we should be posting big scores, put them under pressure and get our spinners going in Ashwin and Kuldeep.
he believes that if India doesn’t win the series in Australia, then there could be something radically wrong with the team.
He also said that he sees Kuldeep Yadav playing a huge role in the Tests for Team India and he could prove to be our trump card.
He pointed out that nobody in the world has been able to pick the wrist spinner so far, so he believes that Kuldeep could prove to be an important bowler for India. He wants the spinner to play as much as possible before everyone starts to read him.
Engineer was full of praise for Indian captain Virat Kohli and he feels that Kohli will need more support from the other Indian batsmen in Australia as our batting let us down big time in England.
He observed that the Australian conditions are not much different to India, they are beautiful for batting. He added that in Australia you can hit the ball on the rise which you can’t do in many countries. Even in India the ball stays low.
He noted that in Australia, the ball comes onto the bat nicely, so you can drive the good length balls off the front foot.