Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief Sourav Ganguly is confident that Team India can beat Australia in four-Test series.
India will resume their international action with the full tour of Australia which is scheduled to get underway from November 27, with the first of three-match ODI series in Sydney.
India has recorded their first-ever Test series victory over Australia during their previous tour in 2018-19.
“Australia in Australia is always tough. They will be a lot stronger with (Steve) Smith and (David) Warner back. Players like (Marnus) Labuschagne have become better,” Ganguly said in an interview.
“It will be a good test for India, but they are capable of winning. It will be a good series.”
With Australia back to full strength, Ganguly believes that the series will be an even contest this time around.
“It’s a 50-50 chance for both teams. Runs on the board will be important. Whoever bats well will win the series,” the former captain added.
India’s tour Down Under is the most-anticipated series’ for Cricket Australia after the pandemic situation has hit the normal schedule.
The board has made special arrangements for the series, including the bio-bubble, as the traditional four-Test series will help them to recover from the losses due to non-commencement of matches.