Former Australian international Simon Katich said on Tuesday that the ability of Indian pacers to maintain "score board pressure" on impatient and overly aggressive domestic batsmen proved to be the determining factor for the first Test series victory over the visitors.
India won the four-Test series 2-1 with the end of the fourth Test in a draw on Tuesday. Katich said that Australian batsmen could not manage the pressure period well.
"In past trips, they (pacer) are not doing well in these situations. But in this series, this pace attack was fantastic and they made the scoreboard pressure. They got speed and variety, and they were able to move the ball too. Maybe there is a big difference between these two teams, "Katich told PTI.
"India's bowlers were really patient and Australia's batsmen did not have enough patience to withstand that pressure." And very good spinners supported Pacers, whether it was R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav or Ravindra Jadeja.
Katich said that Australian batsmen did not apply themselves after starting.
"Many Australian batsmen have shown that they can apply themselves well, but they can not do so for a long time. You need to do it every day in Test cricket. Marcus Harris had a good series – he got time and a good technique. But he started a lot and did not succeed in making big runs like other batsmen.
He said, & # 39; When Australia returns to the series, they will see that they are trying to be very aggressive. He did not show the right shot or right nature in any Test match at the right time. Respecting opposition bowling, many one-tapes used to bat, rather than leaving with abs and flow. "
Katich said that the Indian attack has been well rounded to continue doing so abroad.
"It's a big win, historic, because it's the first time in Australia. They should be very proud of the achievement and the way they went about it, this is a squad achievement, from Test to Test. The line has been changed and they were very well under the leadership of Virat Kohli.
"It should be (one step for India and its bowling attack) .Jaspreet Bumrah has only started his Test career and he has been fantastic, he has a lot of improvement because he has just started playing his cricket in the last 12 months. Then you see Mohammad Shami – he's been fantastic and Ishant Sharma has played a good role in the series.
"He has still got Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who has not played, but he is a very good bowler and obviously there are some youngsters coming through the pipeline. Khalil Ahmed has been around ODI and T20I. "
He praised Cheteshwar Pujara, who scored 521 runs in four test matches, suggesting that the Indian top order is in good hands, because Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal will make an impressive combination.
"I do not think there will be a lot of issues with the opening batting in front of Earth Shaw (in the future), it was a big loss, they have shown that he is a very good young player." Agarwal has started well in his Test career. Pujara has been very good in each of the three centuries he has made in this series, he prepared India for a huge victory, "he said.
The focus now goes towards the three-one-day series starting in Sydney from Saturday. Katich said that Australian batsmen should get the opportunity before the return of restricted David Warner and Steve Smith.
He said, this is also a big challenge in ODIs as our record has been poor in the last 12 months. India will feel very confident in that series and Australia will have to start to get the right things as the World Cup is not far away. So this is a very important series for those people who want to go to England with that plane.
He said, "Later, both of them, it is a great opportunity for some of the Australian batsmen to do exactly what they can do in ODI cricket." Therefore, the current batsmen will have to make the most points because if Warner and Smith are fit in the plans, and they do everything right, and they are welcomed, then other people will be making their way.
From an Indian perspective, he said that the main in blue performance is for the good World Cup, especially with two wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuswendra Chahal, who are doing well in the last 12 months.
He said, "Those two spinners have specially made changes in the Indian ODI team. They have been fantastic in their strike rate as well as taking wickets. One of the major advantages of India's World Cup is to have two world-class spinners who can spin both ways and do damage in the middle. India is ready for a good World Cup. "