India. The dustbowls. Home of the raging turner or the swinging sensation.
Questions will include; do both spinners get played, which pacemen get the gig, and who is going to open the batting?
Will it be the left arm combination, the Mitchell’s, Starc and Johnson, who can undo India with pace and swing? Or perhaps Peter Siddle will enjoy steaming in and kicking up a cloud of dust.
Chennai is the first venue between these two rivals. And if there is going to be any indication of form, it is going to be the sub continent.
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