Dhoni a special player: Michael Kasprowicz


Hyderabad: Adjusting to the conditions and improvising quickly to challenging situations would be the key to India’s success when they tour Australia come December, feels former pacer Michael Kasprowicz.

Kasprowicz feels that the Indian team is “talented”, but it would have to be at its best as far as adapting to the conditions is concerned.


“The conditions in Australia are different because there is extra bounce in the wickets; so it’s about adjusting your skills. You certainly can’t play the way you play on your own conditions,” Kasprowicz said.


“It’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 2001… It wasn’t until in 2004 that we adjusted to the conditions… I think that will be the crucial thing for India too,” 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: “Players like Dhoni are extremely dangerous… They are once-in-a-generation players, I think Dhoni is a special player.”


Asked whether the IPL was “killing” Test cricket, as has been claimed by some critics, he said: “Twenty20 is fantastic… Because what it’s doing is it’s getting people talking about cricket.”