The frontline bowlers were also rested from the T20I series with Australia calling format specialists in their place.
The frontline bowlers were also rested from the T20I series with Australia calling format specialists in their place.

Former Australia international and current New South Wales skipper Peter Nevill asserted that the Australia’s pace trio – Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood – would prove to be a handful for the Indian team during the Test series starting December 6.

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The trio featured for NSW during the Sheffield Shield game against Queensland last week and Nevill, was was behind the stumps, was impressed with the way they bowled, going to say that they are at the top of their form.

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They’re bowling as well as I’ve seen them bowl,” former Test keeper Nevill told cricket.com.au. “Particularly the reverse-swing bowling. It was a fairly abrasive wicket in Manuka and they all bowled with a lot of class and a great amount of skill. They’ll be a very difficult challenge for the Indian team.”

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Nevill, who played 17 Tests for Australia, stated that Australia’s lead spinner, Nathan Lyon, again from New South Wales is also looking in good touch. “He’s been fantastic. His form for the last year has been phenomenal.He’s bowling as well as he’s ever bowled. It’s always a pleasure keeping to him,” Nevill said.

On Thursday, Australia named a 14-man squad for the first two Tests against India to be played in Adelaide and Perth. The tour kicked off on Wednesday with the hosts registering a four-run win in the first T20I of a three-match series.

The frontline bowlers were also rested from the T20I series with Australia calling format specialists in their place.