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I completely get you i would say the same for the India-Pakistan game but in recent times just the quality of cricket between India and Australia has been very competitive. For neutral fans who love watching a good cricket game India and Australia have provided that be it in India or Australia, the same can not be said about the ashes. Ashes in the UK has always been a blockbuster everyone around the globe has an amazing interest and also the fact that the time that the match starts helps people across different countries in different timezones helps it as well in Australia it’s the opposite the opposition team has to challenge or win the first match of the series to make it a engaging series or show some fight!! The 2021-22 Ashes was a prime example of it being boring because the poms had given up whereas India didn’t give up that’s why from a cricketing point of view the Australia rivalry down under in recent times has been far superior to ashes down under!!

Australia vs India: A stronger Test rivalry than the Ashes down under in recent times?

Well if you just see the quality of cricket and how the matches haven’t been one sided a neutral would prefer an India Australia test series than the ashes in Australia which is one sided and boring for the cricketing world except Australia!!

Australia vs India: A stronger Test rivalry than the Ashes down under in recent times?

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Australia vs India: A stronger Test rivalry than the Ashes down under in recent times?

Bang on there have!! In this article I’m not really trying to change the aussie psyche that the Indian Australian teat series are better than ashes that would be like you guys convining India Australia is a better rivalry than the India Pakistan but what I’m saying is recent times home and away its been pretty one sided in ashes with the ashes only being competitive in England but when you see India Australia tests not only have we seen good competitions in Australia but in India as well . The 2017 test series was the closest India have ever been to lose a test series at home in 12 years if you ask any Indian or Indian team Australians are still the one that have a chance to win in India same applies to 2023 India could have won it 4-0 but at the end it was 2-1 the loss in 3rd test made sure India had to prepare a highway for the 4th test. So in recent times just on a cricketing POV it’s a more interesting series and given the WTC points table you guys definitely would love to play a top side than a side languishing at number 8 in points table!! But I’m not the one to change the tradition of Aussies bashing poms I hope it continues more!!!

Australia vs India: A stronger Test rivalry than the Ashes down under in recent times?

Haha true mate

Australia vs India: A stronger Test rivalry than the Ashes down under in recent times?

Well mate while I completely agree with that psyche of an Aussie behind defeating the poms and your first part of the comment but the second part of your comment is something what I call a complete hatred towards India. Every Australian loves to play in India the test matches in India they don’t restrict the aussie crowd but the passion of Indian fans is so much that probably you guys don’t get to see the match in stadium. Brett I would also love you to see the fightbacks of India against Australia you don’t need to go back a lot just see the 2020-21 series again to get your facts right when a depleted Indian team defeated the experienced aussies at your so called fortress. Coming back to the fightback of the poms when was the last time they really competed in Australia? They have just been a joke in ashes down under and lots of loud mouths there. BCCI doesn’t interfere in Australia’s schedule yes they did have problems playing the day night test but eventually they did play, they are playing it this time as well and mate franchise cricket and IPL is the way forward if you see it from the futuristic perspective and the financial perspective. India England and Australia can’t be just benefiting all the time IPL helps the revenue of cricket boards and helps improve the living of cricketers even more. IPL has always had a positive impact on international cricket than a negative one. Hope you get your facts right mate. Cheers!!!

Australia vs India: A stronger Test rivalry than the Ashes down under in recent times?

Do you think it’s a bit early for mayank to be part of India’s team be it wt20 or even test maybe he can be part of the net bowlers this summer for the bordar gavaakar trophy. You don’t get many fast bowlers with 150+ but seeing how umran was handled bit scared at the moment to expose him at the international stage. He has played just 1 FC game

Australia vs India: A stronger Test rivalry than the Ashes down under in recent times?

Perfectly said and I think some things can’t be changed you can’t make gabba a spin heaven can you? Same goes for Indian pitches the conditions , climate, soil etc doesn’t really support a lot for fast bowling. India- England series was the perfect series In terms of pitch and conditions and I wished they had played in these type of pitches vs Australia last year in 2023

Australia vs India: A stronger Test rivalry than the Ashes down under in recent times?

Agree mate. What do you make up of this Australian batting then? With smith opening ? Do you think its a good chance for India to get him out and expose a batting line up that really doesn’t haven’t that patience anymore with smith not in middle??

Australia vs India: A stronger Test rivalry than the Ashes down under in recent times?

Amazing read dave!! For someone gen-Z like me who did start watching cricket in the 2010’s its fascinating to see how the fast bowlers and bowlers in general were the superstars than the batters. People paying to watch Michael holding, Jeff Thompson, wasim akram, imran khan, kapil dev and so many more my dad talked about and the fact that you really didn’t have helmets for batters!! Such a crazy and brave era that was isn’t it? Oh boy I do wish I could watch that era In front of my eyes seing Sir Viv smashing the likes of bothem and bothem getting him out the next ball. Thanks have!! Cheers mate also I’d like you to read my article as well when you are free it’s gonna help a rookie writer like me a lot!!

Reliving the Eighties and a great era for fast bowlers

Hi Dave thanks for going through my article really appreciate it mate. I agree with all points of yours. I had written something else regarding this Indian bowling line up and kept it on the same level as the aussies of 2003 but i feel while editing they might have changed some lines of mine. For me they are on par with the bowling line up of aussies in 2003 the batting however hasn’t shown its full potential yet with lots of it depending on Sharma and Kohli

A nightmare to bowl to, a nightmare to face: Are India like the 2003 Aussies?

Hey Big Gord. Nice to see you read and comment on my article as always!! Yes I do agree I have written it a bit earlier and I have mentioned that in my article but what I really meant is that the hype and talks circulating around the wc seems to be like of 2003 Aussies . There is a difference in playing at home vs playing at other countries but if we do take that in account over the past decade I don’t remember any team dominating like this in a home wc. You go back to 2019 England Stumbled to win the 2019 wc. India didn’t quite dominate the 2011 wc but were good enough to win. Let’s see the t20 wc of last year where Australia were supposed to win the wc in a pretty dominating manner but instead got out in group stages. It’s a different kind of pressure when you are playing with a pressure of 1 billion people’s hope’s!!. South Africa do look like a team that has potential to defeat India but their gameplan of just batting first and winning pales in comparison of India where they can win batting first as well as bowling first as well

A nightmare to bowl to, a nightmare to face: Are India like the 2003 Aussies?

Exactly mate, completely agree with you. The concept retirement is that when you have announced it you won’t play for the team again but un-retiring it doesn’t really do justice to the team and its process. England supporters have to really question their team that do they have a good future? I mean they are still depending on Anderson and ofc Broad as well until he retired. England had to go back to a retired spinner moeen ali to take his retirement back because leach was injured and they didn’t trust anyone in their domestic circle. Says you a lot about county cricket these days

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