Even though Australia were bullied throughout the ODI series, one can never predict the Aussie attitude coming into the T20 series. As the saying goes “You can take an Aussie out of Australia but you cannot take the Australia out of the Aussie”. Australia has always been known to fight till the end and thus the tour still holds excitement for fans from both sides.
On the other hand, India is at their dominating best, this Indian team has so far seemed invincible. The change of format or squad members has never made a difference to captain Kohli’s attitude towards winning. He keeps repeating the importance of not being complacent at any stage and walks the talk every match. The players also seemed to have embodied this winning attitude.
As many of the current Aussie squad members are an integral part of their respective IPL sides, the Aussies will be as much at home as India. The face-off this series would have are potentially goosebumps worthy.
The Purple cap vs Orange cap – Bhuvi Vs Warner
The Chinaman vs The Big Show – Kuldeep Yadav Vs Maxwell
Cummins and Coulter Nile fill up the pace battery but they are up against one mighty line up with Rohit, Kohli and Pandya being the usual suspects. It would be interesting to see Nehra’s and Dhawan’s approach. One at the wrong end of 30s but adept experience and other one enjoyed good form before an unforced break to attend wife’s ailment.
The battle now moves to the lion’s den, MS Dhoni’s hometown Ranchi, the veteran has been playing a catalyst off late but the recent ODI series exhibited that he can still bring out those guns at will. And the homeboy will be looking to treat the locals with something special.