The last time India toured Australia, the Indians were able to make history with a 2-1 series win. India is expected to tour Australia again in 2020, after the T20 World Cup. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly felt that the tour will be tougher than the last one. Many would also agree with Ganguly as Australia will be with their full-strength squad.
In the previous tour, Australia were without Steve Smith and David Warner, who were serving a ban. They are already looking stronger since the return of the duo winning the Ashes and a series against Pakistan in a dominating fashion. Hence, Ganguly felt that Indians this time will face a different Australia.
“They beat Australia in 2018. But I will still expect to win in South Africa and England,” Ganguly said speaking in India Today Inspiration. “And I think, they are going back to Australia next year. That’s going to be a bigger challenge and I am sure with the standards that Virat (Kohli) sets for himself and the others, he will know at the back of his mind that the 2018 Australia team was not the best Australian team of this generation. And what he is going to face next year, which is not very far away, is going to be a different Australia.”
“The full-strength Australia are a strong Australia,” Ganguly said. “They have the team to beat them. They will just have to believe and get everything right to beat them. That’s what I am looking for.”
Before the tour, Australia will tour India for at the turn of the New year. India and Australia will play three ODIs starting from January 14 at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. India will later start preparing for the T20 World Cup, which is scheduled for next year before India tour Australia, followed by matches in Rajkot in Bengaluru.