When it comes to some of the world's stong bowling units, Indian bowling players are sure to be talked about by Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar fans in experienced spinners such as Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jade. known to destroy any sticks.
However, former Australian leader Ian Chappell believes left-wing thief Kuldeep Yadav will be the biggest threat to Australia when India tours Down Under in December this year.
Chappel acknowledged that choosing a rope in the XI would prove difficult for India when trying to defend the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, however, the former Australian cricket player praised Kuldeep Yadav.
"The return of Kuldeep Yadav is the biggest threat to victory in Australian stadiums. The decision will require bold choices, "Chappell wrote in his column ESPN Cricinfo.
Speaking of the wrist, Kuldeep has been one of India's main seeds to a limited extent, along with footballer Yuzvendra Chahal of the 2017 Champions Trophy. The duet called "KulCha" has been used to make things difficult for the balls. .
However, while Chahal has yet to join the testing team, Kuldeep has impressed with the limited opportunities he has so far. The Chinese have won 24 wickets in the 6 tests he has played so far and the interest, Kuldeep's last test was in Australia in 2019 where he won five wickets in the first season.
"Choosing a spinner will prove to be a serious headache for Indian selectors. R Ashwin has a great overall record, but not so much in Australia. Ravindra Jadeja's all-round talent and improved bowling uniform make him a legitimate opponent, "said Chappell.
Chappel also said that All-Rounder Hardik Pandya could play a critical role. "Assuming India has a full team – three West Indian crickets have been selected to be excluded from the upcoming series in England – select tourists have a crucial role to play. It will help if Hardik Pandya is available.
"It gives India an extra bowling option to keep up the pressure when the top fast bowling need rest. This is Pandia's chance to gradually create more points in the three tests before the SCG race, where she could act as the third sailor so that the second rope can be included. Occupying all seven would require Rishabh Pant to keep and hit six, "Chappell wrote.
With all the praise, Chappell also talked about how the trial series against Australia would be a different challenge for Virat Kohli and Co., as the Aussie team now has the houses of Steve Smith and David Warner.
"India's biggest challenge will be navigating a strong Australian bastion group. In addition to Smith and Warner, Marnus Labuschagne's meteoric rise to No. 3 helped boost the strike. "Australia is now much less dependent on success in the big contributions of Smith and Warner," Chappell wrote.