Ahead of the tour opener against Australia, Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma said that the Indian batting unit to prepared for the challenge of the pacy and bouncy Australian tracks.
Ahead of the tour opener against Australia, Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma said that the Indian batting unit to prepared for the challenge of the pacy and bouncy Australian tracks.

Ahead of the tour opener against Australia, Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma said that the Indian batting unit to prepared for the challenge of the pacy and bouncy Australian tracks.

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“Brisbane, if I may say so, is the fastest pitch in Australia. I’ve not played at Perth in the new stadium. Whenever we’ve played here in Brisbane, it has always challenged us, and as a batting unit we’re ready to accept that and this time around we want to change our fortunes and come out with some exceptional performance. It’s not going to be that easy, but we understand that,” Rohit said.

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Rohit who averages 51.95 in white-ball cricket in Australia also said that the good bounce allows him to play his natural game.

“I’ve had my good times in Australia playing white-ball cricket. The bounce when sometimes you play in places like Brisbane and Perth, the good bounce allows me to play my game because I’ve grown up playing on cement pitches back home, so I always enjoy coming here,” he said.

India whitewashed Australia 3-0 in the T20I series during the last tour in 2016, and Rohit feels that with most of the guys having had the experience of playing in Australian conditions, India can repeat the 2016 success.”If I look at the limited-overs leg, the last time we were here [2016] – particularly the T20 series, we won 3-0. Yes it is challenging for all our batsmen when we come around here but again, most of guys have come to Australia before. So they understand the conditions. Of course their [Australia’s] bowling attack will challenge us whichever format we play, but as a batting unit we are prepared to face that challenge. “