“Can win 2-1 for…” Mahela Jayawardena’s cheeky prediction for India-Australia test series

Legendary Sri Lankan tennis player Mahela Jayawardene feels Australia has a chance to beat India in the upcoming four-match Border Gavaskar Trophy series that begins on Thursday in Nagpur. Australia and India, currently ranked 1st and 2nd respectively in both the ICC Men’s Team Rankings and the ongoing 2023 ICC World Championships, will meet in a four-match series of competitions in India. Degree.

India is currently the owner of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which won the series to be held in Australia in 2020-21.

Although Australia has not won the Test series in India since 2004, Jayawardena believes Australia led by Pat Cummins will break their duck in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which begins on 9 February at Nagpur.

“I think it’s always going to be a great series. I think the condition of India and the way the Australian players deal with that, they have a really good bowling unit and the way the Indian players tackle that. that’s going to be… it depends on how each team started the series and who’s got that momentum. But it’s going to be very intriguing,” Mahela Jayawardene said in the latest edition of the ICC Review.

“It’s hard to predict, but as a Sri Lankan I hope that Australia can go all the way. Maybe a 2-1 win for Australia, but it will be a tough match,” he added. .

The recent incredible performance of pitcher Shubman Gill has raised India’s chances of a successful fight with the strong Australian bowling outfit.

The youngster’s spectacular form in white-ball cricket has given India a significant boost in the shorter forms, and Jayawardene believes he has what it takes to make a similar impression in red-ball cricket. .

“He’s very good, he’s got very good technique and he’s a player with good pace. That will help him stabilize well against that Australian attack, but it’s always going to be tough and that’s it. It’s going to be a very good series,” Sri Lankan said of Gill.

“He’s in great form at the moment and if he turns that into redball cricket and has the tempo, maturity and understanding of situations and conditions, he’ll be a great asset at the top of the squad for India. He gave them good starts with good tempo to pressurize the opponent’s bowling attacks,” he added.

Australia’s four-match Test Tour in India begins on Thursday, with the fourth and final Test scheduled to begin on March 9.

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