Former Australian cricketer Ian Chappell advised India to bat well in Australia to win series. Chappell also feels that India let themselves down in England as they can win Test series considering their bowling attack.
Chappell quoted to media”The batting was disappointing and especially the way they played spin bowling at Southampton. A great opportunity went begging when their failure to be more pro-active against MoeenAli meant a chance to level the series was squandered. Apart from Cheteshwar Pujara no player was prepared to alter the off -spinner’s flight path by leaving his crease”
Chappell also showed his concern towards Indian batting. Meanwhile, he also praised Indian Fast bowlers performance in England.
” The series loss is even more of a wasted opportunity when you consider how well the visiting fast bowlers performed. India now have to rely on rehabilitating series against Australia bat and batting inadequacies have to be addressed”
Ian Chappel indicates toward inclusion of Rohit Sharma in Australia tour as his style of batting suites the bouncy Australian conditions.
“A confident and in-form Rohit Sharma would be an ideal player to bolster the batting in Australia. His authoritative horizontal bat shots are perfectly designed to cope with the testing extra bounce but sadly Sharma has never really come to grips with batting in Test cricket. His selection for the tour would be a gamble”