Press Esc to close
Monday 20 February 2017
News updated at 6:20 PM IST
Weather
Max: 31.8°C
Min : 16.8°C
In Bengaluru
clear sky

McCullum makes India favourites against Australia

New Delhi, Oct 8, 2013 (IANS)
New Zealand's captain Brendon McCullum Ap photo


New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum feels India are clear favourites to win the home ODI series against Australia starting Sunday.


"In their own conditions, India are surely a formidable opposition. They are incredibly well led by MS Dhoni and have got some very successful players in their ranks. Australia are a better team than what the Ashes result showed. But I still think India will win at home," McCullum told IANS before leaving for Dhaka where he leads his team against Bangladesh.

Former New Zealand fast bowler Simon Doull concurred with his compatriot.

"I think India are definitely better in the batting department. On the bowling front, both teams are fairly equal. I just don't see Australians getting enough runs on the board to win the series," the cricketer-turned commentator told IANS.

The seven match ODI series begins at Pune and will be preceded by a Twenty20 International at Rajkot Thursday.

 

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Team India A during a practice session...

Team India A during a practice session...

Irate mob torched Melchhamunda police station in Bargarh district...

Irate mob torched Melchhamunda police station in Bargarh district...

People from Maharashtra celebrate Chhatrapati Shivaji...

People from Maharashtra celebrate Chhatrapati Shivaji...

A boy takes a selfie with Pope Francis, during a visit to the parish of Santa Maria...

A boy takes a selfie with Pope Francis, during a visit to the parish of Santa Maria...

Bollywood Actor Siddharth Malhotra with social Activist Smita Thackeray during...

Bollywood Actor Siddharth Malhotra with social Activist Smita Thackeray during...

Actor Mammootty speaking in solidarity with the actress, who was....

Actor Mammootty speaking in solidarity with the actress, who was....

Vice President Hamid Ansari pose with children during....

Vice President Hamid Ansari pose with children during....

Theater Person Lakshmi Chandrashekar in an interview to Prajavani Metro for ' Naa Kanda...

Theater Person Lakshmi Chandrashekar in an interview to Prajavani Metro for ' Naa Kanda...

A n aircraft take off in a backdrop of sun set on the last day of the 11th biennial edition...

A n aircraft take off in a backdrop of sun set on the last day of the 11th biennial edition...

A Truck caught fire , at Road in Tinsukia, Assam on Saturday...

A Truck caught fire , at Road in Tinsukia, Assam on Saturday...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523