Karachi: Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne believes that the Aussies will ‘blow away’ India in the Boxing Day Test match starting on December 26 in Melbourne.
India were bowled out for 36- their lowest score in Test cricket in the 2nd innings of the day-night Test.
“I think Australia is probably going to blow them away,” Warne told Fox Cricket.
The 51-year-old said that still India have class players likes Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara and KL Rahul which can help them bounce back in the series.
“Having said that, they have some class players to come in like KL Rahul. Young Gill will come in. (Ajinkya) Rahane is a class act. We know what (Cheteshwar) Pujara can do,” he added.
Meanwhile, India will without their regular captain Virat Kohli, who was flown back home for the birth of his first child and fast bowler Mohammed Shami, who fractured his wrists trying to cope with a Cummins’ bouncer in the Adelaide Test.
“Shami is a huge loss as well. He’s such a quality bowler. And if you look at bowlers for the Melbourne conditions – drop-in pitches – Shami hits the seam and stands it up and bowls a good length and straight,” he maintained.
It must be noted that Australia defeated India in the first Test by eight wickets.