Australia’s tour of India kicks of tomorrow night in Pune, and at the risk of sounding unpatriotic, everyone knows we’re going to get touched up.
So, we’ve chucked together a list of realistic goals that Australia can target, to at least take something out of this four Test series.
David Warner to actually score runs away from home
It’s no secret that the master blaster has enjoyed most of his success on home soil; notching 14 of his 18 Test centuries in Australia.
If Warner can replicate his home form on the Indian tour; that would certainly go along way to salvaging something from this series.
Pass 300 runs in an innings
Probably the most unrealistic of our goals, but if our batsmen could stay at the crease long enough to surpass the 300-mark, that’s worth cracking a few cans in celebration over.
Actually give Glen Maxwell a full Test series…and bowl him
We’ve named him; now bloody play him.
One of the most divisive figures in Australian cricket; the ‘Big Show’ has the potential to turn a game on its head, with both bat and ball.
So, with four Tests, give him as much of an opportunity to explode as possible.
We’ll cop the duck egg innings’ and the tap his bowling will get, because we know what he can do.
Win one session
However we need to do it: win the toss, wipe out five of their best XI with a dodgy curry, we don’t care. Just get it done.
No internal issues that blow up in an embarrassing public issue
This may be the most achievable of our goals, particularly with no Mickey Arthur dishing out homework to the touring squad like last time…
Do better than the Poms
Let’s be honest, this tour fails in comparison immensely to the upcoming Ashes series this summer.
So if we can beat England’s recent tour results in India, in which they drew the first Test then got absolutely battered in the in the next four, it could serve as a great barometer for the Ashes.
Oh, and that tour also spelt the end of their captain, Alastair Cook.
Like we said, we’re not expecting great things from this tour, but we’ve done our part to help out Steve Smith’s side by sending over a couple of dickheads with a camera to the sub-continent to figure out how to actually win in India.
You can watch the full doco from 7pm tonight on Triple M website, and you can see the preview here.
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