Mumbai: Stuart MacGill, the leg-spinner, who bowled to the likes of Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman in the 2003-04 Test series Down Under, reckons Australia's promising pace attack will face a more challenging time against the Indians than what New Zealand is providing them at the moment. "I hate teams talking about future opponents while they're still mid-series, but the sooner this series (vs NZ) is over, and Australia's young bowlers can start preparing for India, the better," wrote MacGill in the Sydney Morning Herald.
MacGill wrote: "Probably the biggest danger for the Australian team and spectators alike is that we might have misinterpreted the success of our young bowlers in the last couple of series. James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon have all started their Test careers in exciting fashion and there's no doubt they'll have plenty more opportunities ahead. Bowling to Sachin and his mates at the SCG, MCG, Adelaide Oval and the WACA will be a completely different experience for them compared to New Zealand on a green-top (at Hobart)."
MacGill lauds India move