Former Aussie batsman Mike Hussey is of the opinion that India will miss injured Hardik Pandya as his game and style is well suited to the English conditions. The India-Australia Test series kicks off on December 6 at Adelaide.
"I think Hardik is a wonderful talent and I am sure his game style would have been suited to the Australian conditions. Add to that, the balance he offers the team with his all-round abilities, yes I think his absence will hurt India," Hussey was quoted as saying by PTI in an exclusive interview.
Hussey agreed that India have a good chance in the absence of David Warner and Steve Smith, but added that Australia’s world class bowling will be a challenge for the visitors.
"I do think India have a good chance as they have an excellent team with some very good fast bowlers. However, I think Australia's bowling attack is world class and will challenge the Indian team, particularly the younger players in Australian conditions. Australia always play well at home and hence will be very hard to beat,” said Hussey.
--By A Cricket Correspondent