George Bailey Says India Will Come Hard at Australia in ODI Series

Updated: 10 January 2016 17:10 IST

George Bailey believes that with so many changes in the Australian team, the one-day series against India will be fiercely fought.

George Bailey Says India Will Come Hard at Australia in ODI Series
George Bailey says India will be determined to beat Australia in their own backyard. © BCCI

Perth:

Australia batsman George Bailey says his team is looking forward to renew a "fierce" rivalry with India in the upcoming five-match ODI series and feels it will be a big deal for the visitors to beat them in their backyard. (Ian Chappell Tips Australia As Favorites For ODI Series)

"We have got a rich history and a really strong rivalry with India. We have fought some fierce battles, both in India and here over the last few years. They have played some very strong, aggressive brand of cricket in much as the same way as we do. So, we have to be at our best, some young guys have come in after the change of guard post the World Cup but the rivalry would be as strong," said Bailey ahead of the first ODI on Tuesday. (Rohit Sharma Promises a Tough Series)

Bailey believes the semifinal win over India in the World Cup last year won't be in the mind of either team's players.

"It is a big deal for them to try and beat us and particularly away from home. We have got a great record in one-day cricket, including the World Cup. But there has been huge amount of changes to the side which played that World Cup final. There's been a change of guard, a lot of guys are trying to find their  place and some of us guys are trying to make sure that we can stay in the team for as long as we can," said Bailey.

On the WACA wicket, he added: "It's a typical WACA wicket, we have had some high-scoring games here over the past few years. But I always feel that the bowlers get pretty excited, they weren't much fun to face in the nets today. So I imagine they would be licking their lips at the opportunity to get some pace and bounce. It may not be as bouncy as it used to be but as compared to other grounds in the country, it is still pretty bouncy."

Topics : George Bailey Australia Australia vs India 2015-16 Cricket
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