Sydney, Jan 8:
Having watched England’s abject surrender against India, Australian captain Steve Smith is “under no illusions” that the four-Test series against Virat Kohli’s men starting February 23, will be an easy one.
Australia thrashed Pakistan 3-0 at home but Smith is extremely cautious about what to expect when they meet the World No 1 Test team at their own backyard especially after the disastrous last tour in 2013 when they were blanked 0-4.
“It’s obviously going to be a very difficult series. We are under no illusions that it’s not going to be tough. We’re going to have to play some very good cricket if we want to compete over there. It’s going to be a great challenge and learning curve for this group,” Smith told reporters here.
Smith was a part of the team that toured India in 2013.(PTI)