Sydney: Various cricket experts and former players have expressed their opinions on who could be the crucial match winner for the Australian team during Test series against India.
Former Australian swing bowler Geoff Dymock, who took 24 wickets at 24 in five Tests in India in 1979-80, said he is watching fast bowler Mitchell Starc closely, adding he likes him because he moves the ball around, which a lot of bowlers cannot do, and that will give him a big chance of being successful in India, said reports.
Former Australian coach John Buchanan said the opening partnership is a big one, adding it looks as if they will go with David Warner and Ed Cowan. Buchanan added openers are important wherever you go, but in India especially so, adding it is critical they get Australia off to a good start.
Meanwhile, former Test spinner, Brad Hogg said he thinks if Australia is going to do well then they are going to need a left-arm spinner, adding Xavier Doherty needs to have a big tour because England``s Monty Panesar caused a lot of problems when he bowled against the Indians a few months ago.
Former international umpire, Peter Parker said the one who stands out who is under enormous pressure is spinner Nathan Lyon, adding everyone expects your spinners to do well in India, and he will need to do well if Australia is to win.
First Published: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 16:59