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‘Taking 20 wkts will be key to success in Oz’

‘Taking 20 wkts will be key to success in Oz’
India’s success in the upcoming Australia tour would hinge upon their ability to take 20 wickets, reckons former batting great Sunil Gavaskar.

India, who have been juggling with their team set-up for quite some time now, will take on Australia in a three-Test series in December before competing in tri-series, which will also involve England.

‘You need bowlers who can take 20 wickets for a period of 2-3 matches at a stretch. And I am afraid, India have always missed such a bunch of bowlers. If they can do this only then they will have chance,’ said Gavaskar during the ‘Aaj Tak Salaam Cricket’ conclave at a city hotel on Saturday.

Widely regarded as one of the best overseas batsmen of his era, Gavaskar said that scoring hundreds on Australian soil in more satisfying than doing it in the sub-continent.

‘You are always regarded as better batsman when you get runs outside your country and same goes with a team that wins overseas,’ said the former India opener.

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