Australia batsman Steve Smith recently said that the experience of having played more pink ball games than India would certainly give Australia the advantage when the two teams will take on each other under floodlights in December. His comments came after Cricket Australia last week confirmed that India will tour to Australia for four Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is. Notably, the second Test will be a day-night affair, beginning from December 11 in Adelaide.
"We played a few more pink ball games, perhaps than India which might be a slight advantage," he said in a Facebook session, hosted by Sony Sports India.
He further added, "India played pretty well in the day-night game they played at Kolkata. It's a different game but they certainly got the batters that can stand up to the conditions when it gets tough with the Pink Ball. And their bowlers, they stand the seam up with quality. They are world class players who are able to adapt to anything, so I see it being a pretty amazing contest."
India will first pay the T20I series starting from October 11 and then they will play the Border-Gavaskar Trophy where the opening match will take place at Gabba. However, Australia have a great record at Gabba against any team. But Smith despite being one of the world's best Test batsmen, admired Indian captain the way he plays white-ball cricket.
"Look at his average in winning chases in one-day cricket. It's phenomenal. He's so good under pressure and calm. Just gets the job done and unfortunately for an opposition player. You got to admire someone like that and what he has done for Indian cricket."
He further added that Kohli is an amazing player who has a sheer passion for cricket and his body has transformed over time. He is so fit, strong, powerful as well as pretty amazing for the game too.
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