Indian will be tested on quick pitches: Mark Taylor
Former Australian captain Mark Taylor feels that Indian batsmen, who are pampered by flat tracks at home, will be exposed fast and bouncy pitches in Australia.Former Australian captain Mark Taylor feels that Indian batsmen, who are pampered by flat tracks at home, will be exposed fast and bouncy pitches in Australia.
Taylor believes that Australia's young pace battery have the firepower to unsettle India's famed batting line-up that boasts of all-time greats Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag and VVS Laxman.
"They've been great players. I'll be interested to see how they go against this young Australian bowling lineup. I don't feel Sachin, Rahul and VVS are getting tested as often as say Ricky Ponting and Mike Hussey have in recent times," Taylor said.
"They've been tested on wickets that are more bowler-friendly whereas Sachin, Rahul and VVS play a lot of their cricket in India, where the wickets are generally flatter, they don't bounce as much and don't move off the seam," he said.
Taylor feels the highlight of the summer will be the contest between Indian batsmen and Aussie bowlers. "This will be a good test for them and a good test for our fast bowlers, I reckon they are up to it. It's going to be one of the highlights of the summer," Taylor was quoted as saying by The Age.