India team vs Australia in 2018-19
India team vs Australia in 2018-19 (Source: Google Images)

The former England batsman and Captain Michael Vaughan opined that Australia will easily whitewash team India by 4-0 in the upcoming Border-Gavaskar trophy. The test series will commence from 17 December with a pink ball day and night match at Adelaide.

Indian captain Virat Kohli will be part of the only first test match and if team India would not defeat the home team in the first match then it will difficult for them to stop Australia in the coming matches. In an interaction with Cricbuzz, Michael Vaughan said –

”India will have to see off that trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazelwood, and Pat Cummins, they have to nullify that the kookaburra new ball. If not, Australia will prove to be too strong and powerful. The pink ball Test is the key to the series. If Australia, as they generally do in the Adelaide Day-Night Test, they have never been beaten with the pink ball. If Australia wins that Test match and then India lose Virat Kohli for the next three, this could be 4-0 for Australia”.

The Indian team was better in 2018-19 from the current line up – Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan feels during the last visit when team India played against Australia they had the better line-up. Due to which India won the series by 2-1. However, Australia was playing with the vital cogs like David Warner and Steve Smith.

They (India) were just too good for the Aussies(in 2018-19 series). The main reason I believe they were too good was that there was no Smith, no Warner, no Labuschagne. The Australians are now a better Test match team. They held on to the Ashes in England. Tim Paine is improving as a Test-match captain”.

It will be interesting to see that how team India will perform without Virat Kohli after the first test match. There will be too much to depend on the first game for team India to set the momentum they will be looking to have without Virat Kohli.


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