Steve Waugh Backs Virat Kohli & Co. To Clinch 1st-Ever Series Win On Australian Soil In The Test History

| December 4 , 2018 , 14:37 IST

Former Australian captain Steve Waugh on Tuesday have backed Virat Kohli & his team to bring an end to their losing streak and clinch their 1st-ever series win on Australian soil in the Test history.

The Aussie team are struggling at their home soil itself due to the lack of experience. However, the recently-concluded warm-up game against Cricket Australia XI which resulted in a draw displayed that Indian bowlers will have to toil hard even by the tail-enders, who can be stubborn with the bat.

Speaking to media Steve Waugh said, "I will see this as a significant chance and they would have prepared for this tour for a long time, I think it's going to be a really close series."

While former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting had backed Australia to clinch the series 2-1 while predicting the result of the upcoming series, Waugh has begged to differ.

It is learnt that Indian captain Kohli was the leading run-getter for the Men in Blue in the series when India last played Australia in a Test series Down under. The 30-year-old classy batsman looked in superb form in the past couple of years and will be looking to continue his fine form against the hosts in the 4-match series that starts on December 6.

Waugh singled out Kohli for praise and hailed him as the man of big moments, he also warned Australia to be wary of the Indian bowling attack which has improved significantly in recent times.

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The experienced Ishant Sharma will lead the visitors' pace attack along with the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami. Meanwhile, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja will form the spin trio.

"He is a great player and loves the big moment, a bit like (Sachin) Tendulkar and (Brian) Lara. They wait for these big series and that’s where they want to show their best. So who is the danger man for Australia? They have got some really good batsmen, they have got a very good all-around team," the Australian captain added.