We Are Prepared For Bounce And Pace In Australia: Rohit Sharma

| 3 months ago

World number one test team India will lock horn against Australia this December as the visitors would like to improve their record in overseas conditions. If we are to talk about the recent form of  both the teams,  Australia, who are playing without the services of Steve Smith and David Warner, does look like a weaker side at the moment, however, one would not deny the fact that it still takes balls for any team to win a series against Australia in Australia, and now with all the pacers back in the side, it is definitely not going to be a walk in the park test series for India. 

Knowing the fact that India have never won a series down-under, India’s limited overs Vice-Captain said that the team is prepared to turn the tables this time around.

"The last time we came here there were a few close games. We want to make it count this time around. There is really good feeling in the group across all three formats. The motive of the team is to try and seize all the moments and try and win.” Rohit said.

"When you do well in places like Australia you feel good as a team. Thinking about the World Cup ahead it can only give you confidence winning in places like Australia." He added.

However, the 31-year-old batsman believes that it would be tough to beat Australia at their home with Australians boasting of tall bowlers who can well give a tough time to Indian batsmen with pace and bounce. 

"India have always played either at Perth or Brisbane," Rohit said. "This time around we are playing at Perth and not Brisbane. Last time we played at Brisbane but not Perth. Those two conditions are obviously very challenging and Australia especially have tall bowlers who extract bounce and use it to their advantage. Indian batsmen generally are not that tall. It's not that easy for us.

But all the guys are determined to change things around this time. It will be a challenge but we are ready to accept the challenge.”  he concluded.