The T20I leg of India’s tour of Australia is over with each team sharing the honors with one victory apiece. Now the attention shifts to the Test series. Popularly known as the Border Gavaskar Trophy, it’s currently with India as Virat Kohli and his men won it back home last year. Every cricket pundit is making his own prediction for this year’s clash. India’s former cricketer VVS Laxman has also predicted the result.
VVS backs India to win
As per VVS, India has a better chance to emerge victorious. Many believe India can win due to the absence of Steve Smith and David Warner. But Laxman feels India has the talent that can help the side retain the trophy. He also mentioned that drawing Test matches is difficult in Australia due to the conditions.
“There will be no possibilities of drawing as its difficult to make a draw in Australian conditions. India will not get an opportunity to make it happen not because Steven Smith and David Warner is not playing in the Australian team. India has quality players to achieve it. Lets hope, they fulfill my prediction as because India has talent, potential and they should play according to it,” said VVS Laxman in an interview with Sports Tak.
India will play 4 Tests on this tour. Before the Test series, they will take part in a 4-day practice match against Cricket Australia XI in Sydney. The first Test is scheduled to begin on December 6 in Adelaide. Perth, Melbourne and Sydney will be the venues for the remaining 3 Tests respectively. After the Test series, the 2 teams will clash in an ODI series consisting of 3 games.