IND vs AUS: Jason Gillespie expects Pat Cummins to neutralise Virat Kohli

image-ldebrkwiKohli and Cummins enjoy a great on-field rivalry [Source: Twitter]

After beating South Africa by 2-0 at home, Australia will tour India for a four-match Test series scheduled next month. 

Ahead of the much-awaited series, legendary former Australian bowler Jason Gillespie has expected a riveting battle between Virat Kohli and Pat Cummins. 

Gillespie, who was pivotal in Australia's historic series win in India in 2004, also urged Cummins to introduce himself into the attack immediately after Kohli's arrival in the middle. 

Here's what Gillespie stated

"I am really looking forward to seeing (Virat) Kohli vs Cummins. That's a fantastic match-up. It will be interesting to see how they go. When Virat comes out to bat, I would love to see Cummins take the ball and go at him straightaway. That will be great theatre, two wonderful cricketers at the top of their game."

Generally, Indian pitches offer minimal assistance to seamers. However, the ex-pacer backed Australian pace battery to fare well in the series, capitalising on the reverse swing they will get in the country. 

"Hazlewood and Cummins are equally good. They can all have a real impact with the old ball. Watch out for Green too. He can be a really awkward customer for the Indian batsmen. I think we will see the ball reverse swinging in this series."

Australia's tour of India begins with the first Test in Nagpur, following which the caravan shifts to Delhi, Dharamsala and Ahmedabad for the remaining matches. 

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