India will be going to Australia to play a three-Test Series. The tour starts on Nov 26 with a game against Queensland and the first Test begins on Dec 10 at Adelaide.
What lies in store for India that is going 'down under' with just two spinners? Anil Kumble is wearing the 'match-winner' tag right from the 1993 season when he destroyed the morale of Graham Gooch's England team in India.
Since then he has been the man on whom India cricket rely heavily especially when playing at home. Kumble began this year on a sensational note taking all the ten wickets of an innings against Pakistan in New Delhi. And now in the three-Test Series against New Zealand that concluded in Ahmedabad on Nov 2, Kumble has taken 20 wickets and emerged as the "man of the Series".
It was Kumble's 10-wicket tally in the second Test at Kanpur that decided the issue in favour of the home team. The other two Tests (Mohali and Ahmedabad) were drawn games. Left-arm spinner Sunil Joshi played the first two Tests and Harbhajan played the last two Tests. Joshi took five wickets and Harbhajan six in this Series. That is certainly a bad news.