Crushing defeats at the hands England in T20 World Cup has set the warning bell for Australia for the most awaited Ashes in December.
While T20 and Test cricket are like chalk and cheese — and both sides will have an almost different set of players and captains — for the series starting December 8 at The Gabba in Brisbane, cricket pundits, such as Steve Waugh, have said that “performance with the willow” will be a prerequisite if Australia “are to set themselves up for a series triumph.”
Australia lost to India last summer for the second consecutive time playing at home.
“I think they’ve got to believe. Last year we lost a series we shouldn’t have lost and everyone thought we should have beaten India pretty comprehensively. So just getting some belief back,” Waugh said on SEN Breakfast on Wednesday.
Waugh is also looking at batting all-rounder Cameron Green to do well in the Ashes.
“Someone like Cameron Green I think can have a breakthrough Ashes. I really think he’s a special talent so he might be the key person to step up to the plate.”