India in Australia: Five Key Battles to Watch Out for
While it will be war on the cricket field when India and Australia face off in the Test series, there will also be the small battles between individuals which could swing the fate of the match.
While it will be war on the cricket field when India and Australia face off in the Test series, there will also be the small battles between individuals which could swing the fate of the match. (AP/AFP/BCCI/PTI Images)
It will be the clash of aggression with aggression as Mitchell Johnson and Virat Kohli go head to head. India's main batsman against Australia's premier fast bowler could well be a feast for all cricket lovers.
David Warner is known to provide brisk starts for the Aussies. Ishant Sharma has a reputation to be a thorn in their flesh. When these two face off the victor could decide the ultimate fate of the game.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is known to use swing as a potent weapon while Shane Watson can combat swing early on in the innings. It will be a battle of wits as both these players try to outplay each other and promises to be an exciting contest.
Spin vs spin will be the key factor between Ravichandran Ashwin and Nathan Lyon. The former will look to improve his record overseas while the latter aims to put on a good show against arguably the best players of spin in the world.
A battle of two all-rounders is a good sub-plot in the larger scheme of things. Steven Smith and Ravindra Jadeja shall look to catch the public's eye and while they may not have a direct confrontation on the field of play, they will have each other's number in the back of their minds.