20 Dec 2018
#IndiaInAustralia: Sourav Ganguly backs visitors to win remaining Tests
The Indian cricket team started off well in the four-match Test series against Australia.
Virat Kohli-led India won the the first Test at the Adelaide Oval.
But the hosts rallied on to seal the second match by 146 runs and tie the series at 1-1.
A lot has been said regarding the Indian side, but Dada has backed Kohli & Co. to come good.
India can win the series, feels Dada
Lots of talk going around in media specially Australian .. watch out for india against this australia ..still two tests to go and india can win both.. don’t go too far ahead everyone @bcci— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) December 19, 2018
Kohli was slammed for his decision making in Perth Test
Kohli was criticized by pundits and fans alike for selecting the wrong combination in Perth.
The Indian skipper went in with 4 pacers and left out a specialist spinner.
The move backfired as Aussie spinner Nathan Lyon picked eight wickets.
Also the pitch that was expected to be bouncy and lively, didn't offer much.
Kohli concentrated on the hype and got things wrong.
Boxing Day Test: Kohli's side will find it difficult
India will find it really difficult to bounce back in the third Test match starting December 26 at the MCG.
The pacers have done well and have been consistent.
Virat slammed a ton in the second Test and needs the others to rally around him.
Besides Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara, the rest of the batting has looked dismal.
Problems surround India at the moment
Problems are mounting for India ahead of the third Test.
The uncertainty surrounding injured stars R Ashwin and Rohit Sharma exist.
Prithvi Shaw got ruled out of the series.
They have called upon all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who hasn't played much cricket in the last three months and is definitely short of match fitness.
The opening combination is another big issue looming for India.
What India need to do next?
India could hand Mayank Agarwal his Test debut after recalling him back to the side. Ravindra Jadeja might start after missing out of the starting line-up in Perth. India have to seal the pivotal moments and make things count. A collective approach could help them.