VVS Laxman was one of the most successful batsman against Australia.He said India will start as favourites in the four-match Test series.He wants from kohli to make his wish come true by winning test series in Australia.
Further talking about Virat Kohli’s batting prowess, Laxman said, “Virat Kohli has already left a legacy as far as his batting is concerned. All the laurels he got for himself and the team are unmatched. As a captain, it will be an opportunity to leave a legacy and be the first Indian team to beat Australia in Australia.”
India, the number one Test team in the world, will be begin the charge for winning their maiden Test series in Australia when the two teams face off in the first Test of the four-match series at the Adelaide Oval starting on Thursday. Ahead of the opening Test, the odds are stacked in favour of the tourists as they boast the world’s best batsman in Virat Kohli, plus a high-class pace bowling attack. Moreover, Australia are without the services of Steve Smith and David Warner, making India start as overwhelming favourites.
The last time these two teams met, India won an engrossing series 2-1 at home, with Smith hitting three centuries.
But the Indians have never won a Test series in Australia and if pace bowlers Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins are firing the tourists could be in for another tough time.
India suffered a huge blow ahead of the first Test with young opener Prithvi Shaw ruled out after suffering ankle ligament damage during their final warm-up game against a Cricket Australia XI.