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Former New Zealand cricketer Simon Doull predicts Border-Gavaskar Trophy outcome: ‘If Australia wins one Test, I’d be very surprised’

With India’s stunning victory over Australia in the first Test of the series, many have already predicted a clean sweep for the Indians. At the outset of the first test in Nagpur, Team India dominated Australia. The Australians scored just 177 runs in the first innings, while Indian batsmen delivered crucial knocks to raise the pressure.

Australia eventually lost the first Test on Day 3 by an innings and 132 runs. Simon Doull, a former New Zealand cricketer, has weighed in on Australia’s prospects in the series. The 53-year-old remarked that he would be amazed if Australia won even one game in the series.

“I’d be astonished if Australia just got one Test. Without rain interning, I predict a 4-0 (Indian) victory. If Australia has a good day with the ball or a memorable Test match with the bat, they could steal a Test, but I don’t see anything other than a 3-1 or 4-0 loss to India “Doull said.

During the first Test match, the pitch was one of several areas of discussion. There were various disputes connected to the surface that the teams played on and some even characterised the pitch as ‘doctored’. Simon Doull also spoke out regarding the pitches currently in use.

“Most individuals who write anything about the nature of specific surfaces in India or elsewhere on the subcontinent are searching for clickbait; they just want to get on board and earn followers. You can’t tell me that the surfaces we’ve seen lately in Australia haven’t been home-friendly. I have no objections as long as the pitch is not subpar. No worries if it seems to take two days “Doull said.

The 53-year-old also believes that today’s players don’t play spin as effectively as Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar, and Rahul Dravid used to. He also remarked that he would never complain about a surface in the same way as Aussies do.