Steve Waugh says India under pressure, advises Australia to retain same side

24 March 2017, 12:46 PM
Australian cricket legend Steve Waugh (file photo)
Australian cricket legend Steve Waugh (file photo)

India will be under pressure against Australia in fourth test, said Australian cricket legend Steve Waugh. He also urged visitors to retain playing eleven in Dharamsala test.
"I think a lot of the pressure is on the Indian side. They've been expected to win this series and they now come into this Test match with the possibility of losing it," Waugh was quoted as saying by a sports website.
The series is evenly poised at 1-1.  The former captain added, "So for Australia it's about enjoying it, working together and not looking too far ahead."
Waugh also backed the out-of-form David Warner to come called on the selectors to back the side that held on for a fighting draw in the third Test in Ranchi. He also praised the potency of opening bowlers Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins.

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"From an Australian point of view, I don't see value in changing that side from the last Test match. I thought they were very impressive the way they came out of it surviving on that last day. They'll take a lot of confidence (from that).

"I think the big bonus for Australia for this Test match is Pat Cummins. I like the way he's come into the side and together with Hazlewood they can form a really potent opening partnership. If there's any life in the pitch, they'll be really crucial." 

(With Inputs from PTI)

First Published: Friday, March 24, 2017 12:31 PM

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