Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh feels that Australia would suffer a humiliating defeat in the upcoming four-match Test series in India. Bhajji believes that the spinning wickets will be unkind to the visitors who do not posses the mental strength of past Aussie teams to tackle them.
Harbhajan Singh has predicted a resounding victory for India in the upcoming four-match Test series against Australia at home. He says the best the Australians can do is escaping with a draw in one of the Tests.
“If Australians play well, India will win 3-0. That is if Australia plays well. Otherwise, 4-0,” he said.
Australia have had a really bad record in India over the past few years. They haven’t won a Test here since 2004, and were whitewashed in the last two series they’ve played with the latest ending in a 4-0 defeat.
In fact, their performance in the entire subcontinent has been nothing short of terrible with their last Test win in Asia coming in 2011 against Sri Lanka after which they have suffered nine losses on the trot.
Harbhajan, who has been a storied nemesis for Australia, believes the lack of experience of the Australian batsman would led to their big downfall.
The veteran off-spinner, who is also a long time antagonist of Australia, believes the lack of batting experience of the Steve Smith-led side in Asia as their biggest downfall.
“I don’t think the wickets are going to be that easy for them. If the ball starts spinning from the first ball, I don’t think they will survive for long. That Australian team in the past had so much will and belief. I don’t think this team has the belief to win in these conditions,” he said.
Even though Australians are coming to India with four spinners in their squad, Bhajji doesn’t think they will be able to do anything special in India. “I don’t think they have the quality to do so. It is different bowling here and bowling there(in Australia),” added the 36-year-old Indian off-spinner.
The first Test begins in Pune on February 23.