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Australia vs India: Virat Kohli has the team to win in any condition, says Harbhajan Singh

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Harbhajan Singh said that India have a slight edge going into the Test series because they have come to Australia right after the IPL 2020 where they played more competitive cricket than their counterparts.

Virat Kohli is the only Asian captain to win a Test series in Australia (AFP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • India had defeated Australia 2-1 in the 2018-19 Border-Gavaskar series
  • Harbhajan has backed Team India to retain the trophy once again this year
  • “India have got the team to beat Australia in Australia even with Warner and Smith,” Bhajji said

Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is backing Team India to beat Australia in their own den in the upcoming Test series even with the likes of Steve Smith and David Warner in the opposition lineup.

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India will lock horns with the Aussies in the four-match series with the first Test in Adelaide on December 17. Captain Virat Kohli will come back home after the series-opener which will also be a day-night game played with the pink ball.

But even then Bhajji believes that the Indian team has got what it takes to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy once again.

“This team has got enough power to retain the trophy. They played brilliant cricket last time they were in Australia, Virat Kohli was absolutely brilliant and so was Pujara.

“We hardly hear his name because he is always under the shadow of the big players but Pujara’s contribution was big. It’s going to be a big challenge without Virat Kohli, but I still feel the Indian team has got that kind of a batting lineup and also the bowling, which has been a key factor for them… they can get those 20 wickets.

“They have got the team to beat Australia in Australia even with David Warner and Steve Smith,” Harbhajan said on the special episode of India Today e-Inspiration.

Harbhajan also said that India have a slight edge going into the series because they have come to Australia right after the IPL 2020 where they played more competitive cricket than their counterparts.

“The series will start from even but I would give the edge to India because they have got the team to play in any condition, be it in Australia or England, they have got the mindset.

“Both teams haven’t played a lot of quality cricket because of the pandemic year. But Indian cricketers have gone there right after the IPL which will give them some sort of an edge over the Aussies,” Bhajji said.

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