New Delhi: Despite the absence of pace sensation Pat Cummins and all-rounder Shane Watson from the Australian squad, Indian batsmen will have their task cut out in the Test series starting on Monday, feels former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram.
"Australia will not give flat decks for Indian batsmen to thrive. Their fast bowlers bowl at 145 kmph and above. If all three of them bowl at an average speed of 147-148 consistently then Indians will definitely find it tough. How they cope against it will be riveting to see," Akram said.
Victoria speedster Peter Siddle, rookie James Pattinson and recalled pacer Ben Hilfenhaus will most likely form the Australian pace attack for the first Test in Melbourne.