Matthew Hayden’s expectations from Warner and Smith
India made history by winning their maiden Test series in Australia last January, ending a 71-year wait. At that time Smith and Warner were serving a ban for one-year for ball-tampering.
When asked about the sidelines of the series decider, Hayden said that India and Australia are an important part of the game. It is wrong that it is not a five-Test series, it is the exact right number of Test matches to play. If this three-game ODI series will be taken into consideration, before an exciting environment is created by the fans, it is over.
Matthew Hayden confidence for Australia
The two time World Cup winner believes that both teams are champions of Test match cricket. It is going to be a closely fought series. There is a huge chance of Australia to win as they have the conditions in their favor. With world-class bowling attack and Nathan Lyon as the best off-spinner that has ever played.
Smith and Warner presence the team
However, there is still much time left for the four-Test series. But the players, experts, and fans are already looking ahead to the teams restart their serious competition.
Recently, the former Australia captain Steve Waugh too has said that the presence of Warner and Smith in the team would make much difficult for team India in the Australian summer.
When asked about what changes will Steve’s and Warner’s presence going to make, Hayden said that they are two incredibly fine players. They are real legends now and their record at home is also very impressive. It will be a tough series for India for sure. The scoreline doesn’t matter but Australia should win it, they will be fiery favorites.