Harbhajan Feels India Can Win In Australia Because Of Absence of Smith and Warner

The Indian cricket team is scheduled to play yet another gruelling overseas tour in the form of Australia which will get underway from December 6.

Cricket news: Harbhajan also feels Kuldeep can do better despite his failure in England

The Australian team are not the same anymore at home despite their rich history and fabulous record. This has been in fact because of the absence of two key players in the form of Steve Smith and David Warner.

Even former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh feels that this could be an advantage for the visitors. he wants the batsmen to take up additional responsibility as the bowlers have already performed consistently in the overseas tour.

India had lost the previous overseas tour against South Africa and England mainly because of the inability of the batsmen to score in testing conditions.

“If we bat well there, we have got the bowling to get them out. Without Smith and Warner, this is our best chance to win a series there,” Harbhajan was quoted as saying by IANS.

India’s chinaman Kuldeep Yadav had a fantastic start to his limited overs journey but could not find his feet in the longest format. He struggled with his consistency and often bowled loose balls to release the pressure.

However Harbhajan has backed him after seeing him bowl on day 1 wicket against the Windies. He feels that Kuldeep can be India’s lead spinner in the near future.

“Kuldeep has shown glimpses of what he can do on a first-day wicket. He is slower in the air and gets the ball to turn both ways. Going forward, he should be India’s key and deciding factor. He will be the No.1 spinner in future,” Harbhajan said.

Harbhajan has also defended Kuldeep for his failure at Lord’s as he said that the conditions were not at all suitable for a wrist spinner and hence he was not effective.

“In England, the conditions were seaming and the day he bowled, it was the coldest day in summer. So, for a wrist spinner, it is very difficult. He could not do the things he wanted. He has time and again proved his credentials and the team depends a lot on him and will in the future,” he added.