AUS vs IND: India “A Proud Cricket Country”, Won’t Roll Over At Melbourne Cricket Ground, Says Tim Paine | Cricket NewsDecember 25, 2020
Australia captain Tim Paine on Friday stated a “proud” cricketing nation like India will not be going to roll over within the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne and singled out KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant as potential threats. India go into the second Test, beginning on the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) from Saturday, on the again of a humiliating defeat within the series-opener in Adelaide. But Paine is in no temper to take it simple in opposition to their battered opponents who collapsed to their document lowest Test rating of 36 final week.
“Well, we can’t pay any attention to mental scars or whatever thing they’re talking about,” Paine, who was named Man of the Match within the first Test, stated throughout a digital press convention.
“We know India is a proud cricket country, an extremely talented Test match side with lots of dangerous players.”
Paine, who has led Australia in 20 Tests up to now, recalled the Ashes final 12 months when England bounced again within the fifth Test to stage the collection after being 1-2 down.
“We saw in England that we can come unstuck pretty quickly… the moment we take our foot off the pedal and think we’re going all right.
“An enormous focus of ours since that fifth Test for the reason that Ashes has been successful after successful. But we have been incredible in how we have ready for this recreation.”
“We know that a number of the gamers they’re speaking about coming into their aspect like KL Rahul or Rishabh Pant, are all harmful gamers who need to take the sport on by taking part in positively.
“If we give them an inch, they will take a mile. So we got to be bang on the mark tomorrow as we were in Adelaide, and prepare to turn up for another five-day battle.
“We know that we gained the primary Test nicely nevertheless it was solely at stumps on day two, we had been in a severe combat, so that is the perspective we’re taking into the subsequent Test.”
The skipper is aware of the fact that living in a bio-secure bubble for the tourists can be harsh, especially when they are 0-1 down after a heavy defeat.
“Living in a hub or a bubble, it’s actually simpler when you’re taking part in nicely, there isn’t any doubt about that however the flip aspect to that’s, you’re actually shut, you’re actually tight-knit and you’re all the time round one another.
“It can go both ways. We have been on overseas tours before to India or South Africa and we were bowled out for 50. It can be really difficult, so, that’s why it is so important for us to turn up with the attitude that we turned up with in the first Test.
“We know they aren’t going to roll over… We are going to should work our backsides off to get them able like we did in Adelaide.
“If we can do it again, then Tests three and four can become a real battle for them. But, first, we have got to start well and put them back under the pump.”
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