Melbourne: While former pacer Glenn McGrath may have said that he is satisfied with Australia's pace armoury, another former speedster in Jason Gillespie feels the team needs the stump-to-stump consistency of Dan Christian against India in the opening Test.
In a report in the Herald Sun, Gillespie was quoted as saying that Christian is a good package. "Dan Christian will debut in Melbourne - I can't see any way around it. He bowls quicker than he is given credit for with his seamers and has variation. Dan is ready for Tests. He's a good package."
Gillsepie is of the opinion that Christian is a capable all-rounder and therefore deserves a serious consideration. While Australia is banking on James Pattinson and Nathan Lyon to propel the team against India, based on their emphatic debuts, Gillespie feels experience cannot be completely discounted.