Sunil Gavaskar feels India are struggling to find a way to dismiss Steve Smith
Steve Smith once again played a captain's knock against India in the series opener.
New Delhi: Former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar feels that India are struggling to find a way to dismiss Australian skipper Steve Smith.
Smith, who has an outstanding track record against India, once again played a captain's knock on Tuesday in the opening match of the five-match series to snatch the game away from the visitors.
For the records, Smith's sequence of scores against Team India across formats now reads: 162 not out, 52 not out, 133, 28, 192, 14, 117, 71, 47, 105.
"India really need to find a way to get rid of Australian skipper Steven Smith. They have not found out an way to dismiss him last year and the first match of the new series suggests they are still struggling to find an way to get the Australian skipper out cheaply. Unless they do that the Australians are going to score big runs," Gavaskar told NDTV.
Former opener also hailed Indian pacer Barinder Sran, who made his international debut today and became the pick among the bowlers with his figures of (3/56).
"It does not matter how quick you are, you must be able to pick wickets and he (Sran) is getting wickets. I think if you can develop the ball that comes into the right-hander it would be great.” said Gavaskar as per the report in PTI.
"Speak to Wasim (Akram) and try to pick his brains because I feel that is one ball which will create problems for Smith because he shuffles so much towards his off stump. The ball coming in late can trap him leg before or bowl him behind his legs. So that's something he needs to develop,” added the Little Master.