Hurting India would be totally different in ODIs: Arthur
Hurting after being whitewashed in the Test series, India would be a "totally different" team in the upcoming Twenty20 internationals and the ODI tri-series, Australia coach Mickey Arthur said today.cricket Updated: Jan 30, 2012 13:01 IST
Hurting after being whitewashed in the Test series, India would be a "totally different" team in the upcoming Twenty20 internationals and the ODI tri-series, Australia coach Mickey Arthur said on Monday.
"I think we're going to see a totally different India. There's no doubt in my mind. They're definitely hurting. They've got players in who bring a huge amount of enthusiasm the likes of (Suresh) Raina, Rohit Sharma," Arthur told reporters ahead of the first Twenty20 in Sydney on Wednesday.
"(Virat) Kohli is a quality players. Players like Ravindra Jadeja bring a huge amount to the side. I'm sure they're going to come very strong at us."
Arthur took a dig at the Indians for not making enough "friends" or promoting the game thus far in the summer but believed the younger lot would be a force to reckon with in the shorter formats over the next few weeks.
"It's probably not a way to make friends but that's their problem. We're hoping with our good performance we promote it," said Arthur after reporters asked whether the Indians, with their cricket or the way they've shied away from media this summer, are actually promoting the game.
Every senior, except Rahul Dravid, has shied away from squaring up to media due to the dismal performance of the team and Sachin Tendulkar's non-appearance even once has the Australian media frothing in disapproval.
Arthur was keen to put his own younger players through the paces at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday.
"The boys are going to get fairly flogged today. There's going to be a good start, we're going to put our mark in the sand for them."