Mumbai: Selection committee chairman Kris Srikkanth expressed confidence that the Indian team named on Saturday can achieve the rare feat of beating Australia in their own backyard in the upcoming Test series next month.
"If you ask me today whether this team can beat Australia in Australia, I would say I'm very confident. With the grace of god we should beat Australia in Australia in a Test series," Srikkant told reporters after announcing the 17-member squad for the Test series in Australia.
"Let's look forward to a great Australia tour. Let's pray that this side beats Australia in Australia, which has been a cherished dream for every Indian cricketer and every Indian fan," he said after the selection committee meeting.