Veteran player gave a big statement about Rishabh Pant, said- If he was in the team, Australia would have lost sleep
Nagpur. Former Australia captain Ian Chappell believes that the presence of Rishabh Pant would give sleepless nights to Pat Cummins and his teammates but despite this, India will start the four-Test series starting on Thursday as strong contenders for victory. Pant was injured in a car accident in December last year and is yet to be discharged from the hospital after undergoing multiple knee and heel surgeries. Chappell said that India will really miss Rishabh Pant. The Australian team will be happy. He is a counter-attacking player. He is the kind of player who can keep your players alert, score quick scores and turn matches in a single session.
Chappell also said that Ravichandran Ashwin will definitely be the biggest threat but the Australian batsmen should take a proactive approach against him. He said why there could be a danger from Ashwin? Because he is a ‘smart’ cricketer. Ashwin will always create problems for you. Now, if you let him bowl the way he wants to bowl, you will be in trouble. He will be a threat to Australia. They have to take a proactive approach against him.
Chappell said that you have to think about taking a proactive approach. If you are not playing on your terms, you will be in trouble. You have to rotate the strike by taking one or two runs. He (Ashwin) then has to change his strategy for that batsman. Nathan Lyon, who has taken more than 400 wickets in Test cricket, knows how to bowl in India but Chappell wants his deliveries to turn outside off for the right-handed batsmen.
He said that one thing Lyon should do is to make the ball turn outside off for the right-handed batsmen. Good off-spinners do this. This gives the batsmen an opportunity to hit shots on the off side. In such a situation, when the bowler returns to the old strategy again, he will have a chance to get the batsman out bowled or lbw. “Chappell said,” It is important for India not to let Lyon dominate them. If Lyon dominates the Indians, it will be easier for Pat Cummins to rotate his fast bowlers and he will not have to bowl fast bowlers from both ends.