New Delhi: Australian opener David Warner on Tuesday described the performance of India's top order in rather flattering terms.
Speaking to reporters, the left-hander highlighted the good form displayed by three in-form batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane.
"The Indian top-order is playing great cricket, they're playing fantastic at the moment. Rohit Sharma is in probably the form of his career. He's a very good white ball player,” said second-time dad Warner who will return to the Australian side after a two-game break.
“Virat's obviously is a very good player. He sort of is the rock in the middle,” he further added.
Unlike Rohit and Virat, Rahane is yet to score a hundred in this series, but Warner believes the Mumbai batsman has made tremendous improvements to his game.
"Then obviously, you've got Ajinkya Rahane who comes in and he's capable of playing those big shots. Credit to him, he's worked hard in the last 12 months. I've seen him evolve through the IPL and trying to rotate the strike and clear the ropes" said the Aussie opener.
This will be the first time India will play Australia at the Manuka Oval. The visitors' only outing here has been against Sri Lanka in the 2007-08 CB Series. Even for the hosts, this is not a ground that hosts too many international matches.