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India will have a tough time during Australia tour: Glenn McGrath

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Glenn McGrath said that the present team needs to do a lot of hard work and that there isn’t just one problem but there are a lot of them to worry about © Getty Images

New Delhi: Aug 18, 2014

Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath feels that India will have a tough time during its upcoming tour of Australia at the end of this year after their disastrous show in England.

“I think Indians are going to have a very tough time in Australia. Last time, when the two teams met, it was in India and we lost 0-4. But we have come a long way since then,” McGrath told NDTV.

McGrath feels that this same England team were thrashed 5-0 by the Aussies during the last Ashes, so one could gauge what exactly would be in store for India. “Australia has also defeated this same England squad 5-0 last year in the Ashes. So now you can well understand that how much tough it can be for India playing over there,” he opined.

While talking about the Test debacle, McGrath said,”The present team needs to do a lot of hard work. I don’t think that there is a single problem, there are a lot, so they need to fix the basics.”

“Though the bowlers did a formidable job, the fielding completely failed. You cannot miss so many catches and think that you can put the opposition under pressure. The bowlers created a lot of opportunities, but obviously getting no results out of that brings frustration. And above all the batting line failed completely which made the other players lose the confidence,” he said.

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