Previous Australia skipper Michael Clarke today anticipated an India versus Australia last in the up and coming Champions Trophy beginning in England, one month from now.
The World Cup winning skipper feels that it will be conditions in United Kingdom that will have a considerable measure of bearing on the execution of the groups.
“I see India and Australia in last. The conditions in the UK will have a major impact. For instance, if theres swing and crease on offer, Australian pacers will be difficult to confront. That will hold us in great stead. Any semblance of Mitchell Starc, James Pattinson, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins can be difficult to confront,” Clarke told correspondents on sidelines of a limited time occasion.
In any case, in the event that it ends up plainly more sizzling and some turn is on offer, turn twins Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin will be hard to confront.
“In the event that it’s hot and the wicket twists, there’s no better examples (on those tracks) than Ashwin and Jadeja. That will be to support India. In Jadeja, India have the advantage of a quality spinner, who can bat. He is as great a spinner as anyone in world cricket,” said Clarke.
While it has been a battle for preferences of Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane amid the IPL, the previous Aussie captain feels it wont be quite a bit of a worry amid Champions Trophy.
“It’s an alternate configuration (50 over). You get more opportunity to manufacture your innings amid batting. I dont think the Indian batsmen will be excessively worried about their shape in IPL or not,” Clarke said. India group is a decent blend of youth and experience feels Clarke.
“They will have enough time to get ready for Champions Trophy. There will be sure having won the Champions Trophy, last time. They have had achievement in shorter configurations in the United Kingdom,” Clarke said.