Don’t underrate India: Michael Hussey

Former Australian batsman Michael Hussey cautioned other World Cup teams to not take India lightly in the One-Day International (ODI) format despite their recent 0-2 loss against Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Talking about India’s advantage over the others, Hussey said, “The big positive for India is that they have already been in Australia for the last two months. They are now well versed with the conditions here, the pace and bounce of pitches. They also have a tri-series coming up involving England. So they have a good run before the World Cup starts and nobody should underestimate them because of the Test results.”

Hussey also said that the Indian bowlers are good bowlers individually and they can learn a lot from their Australian experience.

“I dare say that this Indian attack looks better than the one in 2011 and they are all good bowlers individually. But there is a difference between being a good bowler and bowling good. And they have bowled poorly, lacking in discipline throughout the series. However I also do believe that this series will serve as great exposure for them and they can learn a lot from this tour for the future,” added Hussey.