India is an ageing and declining team, says former Aussie quick Geoff Lawson

Lawson also believed that for India to excel, it needs spinners to perform and he also pointed out that they have every chance to trouble Australian batting line-up which has a lot of left-handers.

updated: February 18, 2013 13:19 IST
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Melbourne: The retirement of some batting greats and the recent failure to dominate England with spinners on home soil make India a "vulnerable" side in the upcoming Test against Australia, former cricketer Geoff Lawson has commented.

The former Australian fast bowler said India's defeat against England despite playing on favourable dust-bowls was a big positive for the visiting Australian side.

"The forthcoming Indo-Aussie Test series presents major challenges for both teams. India have recently lost 2-1 to England on home soil after winning the opening Test. Two conclusions come from that result: that England are tough, confident and classy, and that India are on the wane and are vulnerable," Lawson said.

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