Virender Sehwag's prediction on India-Australia series: 5-0 to Virat Kohli's team India

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Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag terrorised bowling attacks across the world in his prime. Now that he is retired from the game, it seems his touch has failed to elude him as he is a widely followed personality on Twitter. His tweets, most of them hilarious and cheeky create a stir for certain. Virender Sehwag was also in the race for the Indian cricket coach after Anil Kumble stepped down from the portfolio. He missed out narrowly to Ravi Shastri, who is now the current coach of team India.

Meanwhile, India is hosting Australia at home and Virat Kohli’s boys have already taken a 2-0 lead in this important series. Virat Kohli personally has been in good touch with the bat, he bagged the man of the match on the back of his crucial 92 off 107 balls. The spinners have also delivered, Kuldeep Yadav also picked up a hattrick at Eden Gardens. All in all this team looks invincible and is shaping well for the 2019 cricket World Cup, which happens to be Virat Kohli’s dream.

Sehwag, who is currently a part of the broadcasting unit spoke to TOI and said, “Team India presently seems to be as strong as Steve Waugh or Ricky Ponting’s Australian teams. The present Australian team lacks strength. I am confident Team India will win the series 5-0. The Australian team does not have good bowlers except Nathan Coulter-Nile. In the batting order, we would have to remove Steve Smith, Warner and Maxwell at the earliest. Smith, in particular, because he always makes runs against India.”

“Hothon par hansi, dil me gam hai, Australia wale Kohli se tang hain (With smiles on their faces, but sad at heart, the Aussies find Kohli intimidating). Kohli as captain does not speak much, but his bat speaks for him. Kohli knows how to bring a game under his control, and that is why India is on its winning streak. Dhoni, too, knew how to bring the game under his control,” the 38-year-old stated.

“It is a nice thing that we do not feel the pinch of not having two experienced spinners on our side because our newcomers are performing very well. Kuldeep must bowl according to his field placings because, in the second ODI, he gave away too many runs during his spell. Chahal has the advantage of bowling on wickets like Bengaluru during the IPL matches. Chahal plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore, which is captained by Virat Kohli. So whenever there is a crisis, Kohli hands over the ball to Chahal,” he added about the spinners.

“The middle-order did not perform well in the first two ODIs, and captain Kohli needs to change the batting order. Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav should take advantage of the chances given to them, otherwise, both have been flops till now,” he expressed his concern.