Hyderabad: Adjusting to the conditions and improvising quickly to challenging situations would be the key to Indiaâ€™s success when they tour Australia come December, feels former pacer Michael Kasprowicz.
Kasprowicz feels that the Indian team is â€œtalentedâ€, but it would have to be at its best as far as adapting to the conditions is concerned.
â€œThe conditions in Australia are different because there is extra bounce in the wickets; so itâ€™s about adjusting your skills. You certainly canâ€™t play the way you play on your own conditions,â€ Kasprowicz said.
â€œItâ€™s always a challenge when you are entering a different environment. The Australian team found that while coming and playing in India in 1998, when I was part of the team and in 2001â€¦ It wasnâ€™t until in 2004 that we adjusted to the conditionsâ€¦ I think that will be the crucial thing for India too,â€ he said.
Kasprowicz, who is currently associated with Cricket Australia, also said that the current Indian team is fantastic.
Speaking about Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kasprowicz said: â€œPlayers like Dhoni are extremely dangerousâ€¦ They are once-in-a-generation players, I think Dhoni is a special player.â€
Asked whether the IPL was â€œkillingâ€ Test cricket, as has been claimed by some critics, he said: â€œTwenty20 is fantastic… Because what itâ€™s doing is itâ€™s getting people talking about cricket.â€