Ashley Mallett, the former off-spin bowler and Australia's spin guru, has tipped Harbhajan Singh to torment his countrymen for Down Under once more in the forthcoming four-Test series.
Mallett (68) famously predicted that Harbhajan would be the bane of the Aussies before the historic 2001 Test series in India (despite Steve Waugh's team being called invincible), and the Sardar went on to pick up 32 wickets. The Indian off-spinner, who has claimed 81 Australian wickets in his 99-Test career, earned a recall on Sunday.
Speaking to MiD DAY from Adelaide, Mallett, said: "I expected the Indian selectors to pick Harbhajan since we have more left-handers than slice bread. He gets under our skin and if he can bowl half as well as what he has bowled before, he'll do alright." Mallett's 28 wickets was a key factor in Australia's 1969-70 Test series win in India.