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‘Aus team worst-ever to tour India’

Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly today said that the current Australian side is the worst-ever to tour India.

‘They don’t have the batsmen to play spinners, nor do they have quality turner. I don’t want to rate the side, but having seen the Aussies since 1996, I think this team is the worst-performing on Indian soil,’ Ganguly told a vernacular news channel on Monday.

Reacting to India’s hattrick of wins against Aussies that had never happened, Ganguly said four days and a spin-friendly track in Kotla were what India need to hand a 4-0 whitewash.

The Australian team management’s decision to sack four players, including vice-captain Shane Watson, for the third Test on disciplinary grounds, also did not go down too well with Ganguly.

‘No matter how disciplined you are, skill is the most important to be successful. Australia lack skill on this tour. ‘I read somewhere about (former coach) John Buchanan lauding the decision (to sack the four). Just unbelievable, what can I say!’

Meanwhile, Ganguly hoped that Sachin Tendulkar scores some big runs. ‘I hope he gets back to form. It’s very important for him to get into the rhythm.’

 Ganguly pointed out that the batting collapse in their second innings was the Aussies’ biggest worry.

‘Remember that Clarke won the toss on all three occasions. I won’t be surprised to see India win inside three days if the Aussies were made to bat second.’
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