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Only India have the tools to beat Australia in their own backyard, says Vaughan

Agencies/London
Filed on December 2, 2019
Michael Vaughan feels the Virat-led Indian team has the ability to beat Australia at home. - AFP

Under Kohli's captaincy, India clinched their first Test series win on Australian soil earlier this year.

Australia thrashed Pakistan in both T20Is and Tests as the Green Brigade looked helpedless against a lethal pace attack. Speaking on their convincing show at home, former England captain Michael Vaughan felt it is only the Virat Kohli-led Indian team which can defeat the Australian unit in their own backyard.

Australia had defeated the Green Brigade 2-0 in the three-match T20I rubber before whitewashing them 2-0 in the Test series.

After the result, Vaughan took to Twitter and wrote: "This Australian Team in these conditions are going to take some beating ... Only India have the tools to do so at this stage... #AUSvPAK."

While Australia have bounced back to their dominant form in Tests, India have been unstoppable in 2019.

Under Kohli's captaincy, India clinched their first Test series win on Australian soil earlier this year. The host missed the services of David Warner and Steve Smith, both of who were serving ICC bans.

With the pacers achieving great highs, India proved to be a winning machine in Tests. Following the World Cup, Virat Kohli's Test team thrashed West Indies in West Indies and completed whitewashes of South Africa and Bangladesh at home.

Fittingly, India are leading the World Test Championship table with 360 points from 7 matches while Australia are 2nd with 176 points from 7 matches.

India will tour Australia for a 4-Test series in December 2020. It remains to be seen if India will agree to playing a Pink ball Test in what is already a highly-anticipated Test series.


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