Lifeless wicket. Poor turn-out. Dour play. An epic mismatch. The first Test of the season couldn't be more underwhelming.
THE FLAVOUR of the Australia summer is pace. A young tearaway in Pat Cummins has been discovered. And there's no doubt Australia would play to their strengths when India come visiting later this year. The hard and quick wickets will suit their pace arsenal that has grown impressively in their years of transition.
Dhonis wicket keeping
Meanwhile, at the Kotla Stadium, India are playing West Indies on a surface as lifeless as Mars — the sort of wicket you'd never expect to play on in a Test in Australia. The quality of opposition also reflects on how poorly India tend to build towards fixtures that matter.
In their last 10 years of touring, the only major Test team West Indies have beaten is South Africa, once. Having played them plenty of times this year, India would be aware of the obvious weaknesses of West Indies. Hence this home
- Meanwhile, at the Kotla Stadium, India