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Hang on to your catches: Michael Clarke's friendly advise to Virat Kohli & Co ahead of Bengaluru Test

Former Australia captain Michael Clarke feels that India will be "more difficult to conquer in Bengaluru" unlike Pune where triumphing the toss laboured wonderfully in favour of Steve Smith's men.

India may be more difficult for Australia to conquer in Bengaluru than in Pune. If India could've won the toss and batted in Pune, I don't know if the result might've been identical," Clarke advised India these days tv.

The former skipper, who is now a respected media pundit feels that during India, a first innings score of 450 or more is obligatory irrespective of who wins the toss.

"In India, the primary innings total is important. if you get a very good first innings rating of 450 or greater, it does not be counted who wins the toss. how you bat inside the first innings, that dictates the sport. So getting more runs in the first innings must be the focal point for both groups."

Clarke termed Australia's first innings rating of 265 as a "very good rating" on a poor Pune tune.

"We've got visible that in Pune, Australia made 265 that is an excellent score on a hard wicket, India went directly to make one zero five, so mainly the check suit changed into over after the first innings. Australia had a lead of a hundred and fifty or more, it turned into always a hard venture for India to chase within the 2d innings of a test suit."

For Clarke, the wicket in Bengaluru will become worse over closing two days.

"In sub-continent, it looks like the game is shifting pretty slowly over the primary three days, so then the very last two days while the wicket does go to pot, the ball starts of evolved spinning more with inconsistent leap and tempo, then it starts of evolved troubling the batsmen."

Kohli and Co have to combat four players if they want to win, feels Clarke.

"India needs to combat 4 large games in the Australian crew -- (Steve) Smith, (David) Warner, (Mitchell) Starc and (Josh) Hazlewood. India now recognises they have to be at their high-quality to conquer Australia," he stated.

Clarke said that Indians cannot have enough money to be "butterfingered" like in Pune where Steve Smith became let off 5 times.

"Hang on in your catches in any other case Smith will make one hundred."

He additionally had words of comfort for beneath stress players like Ajinkya Rahane and Ishant Sharma.

"Rahane is a fantastic player, India will provide him with another possibility. he is earned that right. Ishant deserves to be in this group. he's a great bowler, bowled in reality well in opposition to England," Clarke stated.



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