There has been a lot of goodwill and friendliness going around this Australia-India summer so far. From Cameron Green being surprised by KL Rahul’s niceties behind stumps to Aaron Finch and Rahul sharing a laugh after the Aussie skipper was hit, the limited-overs leg of this two-month-long tour has belied the intense India-Australia sporting rivalry that has taken shape in recent times.
But the four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy is less than a week away and that means things could change. Remember India’s tour to Australia in 2018-19, when at different points, both captains – Virat Kohli and Tim Paine – were involved in heated exchanges?
After the cordial commune of the ODIs and T20Is, Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins expects the Test series, starting with the day-night game in Adelaide from December 17, to bring the aggression out.
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