Recent events will galvanise Australia: Allan Border

Mar 16, 2013, 03:33 IST | IANS

Australia's Test great Allan Border feels that introduction of young players like Steve Smith in the team will energise the Michael Clarke-led side against a confident India.

Border, who is here as a TV commentator for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, said he had a good chat with Clarke on Thursday afternoon on the state of affairs in the Australian cricket. Australia are trailing 0-2 in the four-Test series after suffering heavy loses in Chennai and Hyderabad.

Allan Border

“I had a good chat to him (Australian captain Michael Clarke) yesterday afternoon... about where Australian cricket’s at and what he can do to improve things,” Border commented. “It was a good general chat. He’s in a good space.”

“The team will be galvanised by recent events as well. They have made quite a few changes and sometimes new players bring a lot of energy to a team, especially if you have been struggling,” said Border.

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