India vs Australia: I feel I can get Warner out any time, says Kuldeep
Left-arm Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav, while claiming that David Warner comes "under pressure" while facing him, on Tuesday said that he feels he can get the swashbuckling Australian opener out at any time.
"If you happen to be dominate over some player then you don't feel the pressure, it is the same with David Warner, since he feels the pressure and he thinks that I can dismiss him at any point of time," said Kuldeep on the second match to be played at the Eden Gardens.
"So, I don't have any pressure on me as I love to bowl to him, because every time I think that I can dismiss him, as he is the right to be dismissed, and I set with my plan to dismiss him with my set of deliveries," he added.
It will be the 100th ODI for Australian skipper Steve Smith, and his teammates would be rearing to give him a fitting tribute.
They will have to work hard for it though, with India's wrist spinners - Kuldeep and Yuzvendra Chahal - posing a threat to the Australians, vulnerable to spin attack in the sub-continent.
"Two wrist spinners give you more chances for taking wickets, because they're more attacking," Kuldeep said.
"Left-arm spinners are limited in terms of variations, as they only have a couple. That's why batsmen don't take chances against them. Wrist spinners have the quality to deceive batsmen, and that gives them more options in terms of delivering wickets," he added.
With Aaron Finch out with injury, Australia need the experience of Smith and David Warner to rack up the runs, but Kuldeep revealed that India had its plans in place.
"If you dismiss the No. 1 and No. 3 of any team, they're bound to come under pressure," he said.
"Our plan is to always to get Warner out as soon as possible, since he's one player who can change the game, irrespective of the situation. Steve Smith is also like that. If he hangs in there for 30 to 40 overs, the opposition comes under pressure, since he can strike any time and stretch the score into a big one," the left-arm spinner added.
It is speculated that the pitch has been prepared to play fair to both batsmen and bowlers, but with weather gods predicting overcast conditions, the conditions could offer a fair bit of help to the slower bowlers as well.
India currently lead the five-match series 1-0 lead following a 26-run win (DLS) in Sunday's match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium last Sunday.
- MS Dhoni nominated for Padma Bhushan: Here is why Ranchi boy deserves the prestigious award
- Not in bad place with my captaincy, insists Steve Smith
- Forget 'Virushka'! People are now obsessing over Virat Kohli's romance with this celebrity
- Kolkata: Sir Bradman's bat enhancing the glory of this sports museum
- At 36, MS Dhoni still going strong