October 5, 2008

India vs Australia: Spinner will be the turning point to win the Test Series

Ahead of the four-match test series against Australia, Indian coach Gary Kirsten has said that spin will be the big arm, which can be the series-deciding factor in the upcoming test series between India and Australia. Most of the venues in India favor for spin attack. So, spin will be a key factor in the upcoming test series.

Selectors of India team have called up third spinner, Amit Misra, as back-up for the star spin pair Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh for the first tow Tests. Tourist Australian cricket team will have to struggle hard with just one spinner Jason Krejza when one of their key spinners Bryce McGain left out because of shoulder injury. He was one of few players who could acclimatize with Indian sub-continent condition. Australia should feel the void of leg spinner McGain in the main squad. However,all rounder Cameron White has been named to replace Bryce McGain in the Australian team. It is not sure whether the only one off-spinner Jason Krejza can go over the world strongest batting line-up who are best to play against spin attack.

The pride of India’s strong spin attack comprised by veteran Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh is the cause of aware for Gary Kirsten. Though, he is confident about them because he knows that these bowlers can snatch the win from any condition.

He also urged his team not to raise the controversy which was published last month. He was suspected after asking retirement of five veteran players based on one test series in Sri Lanka who are into their 30s. They are: Anil Kumble, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman.

However, Indian cricket team will try hard to ensure the best use of home condition against top ranked team Australia. Who do you think can win the series: India or Australia?

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