The touring Australia are win-less in 11 Tests on Indian soil, with their last Test win in India coming way back in October 2004. They toured India in 2008 (four-Test series), 2010 (two-Test series) and 2013 (four-Test series) under different captains, and didn’t manage a single Test win. On top of this recent history is Australia’s ongoing win-less run in the sub-continent in Test matches. Australia last won a Test in the sub-continent in 2011, against Srilanka. The Kangaroos have lost their last five Tests consecutively too, in the sub-continent.
So, if Australia are to challenge India, the No. 1-ranked Test side, and probably upset them, what are Australia’s keys to success? Well, Cricfooty’s author has precisely taken a look at what Australia will have to do in India, to beat what is a very good Indian Test side led by Virat Kohli.
The upcoming India vs Australia Test Series will also witness a congregation of the top 10 batsmen in the ICC Test player rankings—Kohli, Steve Smith, David Warner, and Cheteshwar Pujara—who will be key to their teams’ success. Each one of them is in prime form and particularly from an Australian point of view, Warner and Smith will be vital to the visitors potentially tasting success in India.
The battle between Mitchell Starc and Kohli will also be fascinating to watch. The Australian pacer is no longer associated with the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL.