Buchanan cautions Aussies ahead of Indian tour

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Kolkata, Sep 5 (UNI) Former Australian coach John Buchanan has hinted that a tough challenge awaits the World Champions when they tour India for a four-Test series starting on October 9 and added that speedster Brett Lee will be the 'trump card' for the visitors.

''It's going to be a very tough series. Like any India-Australia series. We'll see a tight contest. We expect to see some good bowling from both the teams,'' said Buchanan, who is currently the coach of the Kolkata IPL team.

''But Lee, having known the sub-continent well, we'll have to have an effective bowler on these wickets,'' Buchanan who is on a two-day trip to scout budding talents for the Kolkata Knight Riders told mediapersons.

The 55-year-old Australian added that a lot will depend on how the top order batsmen perform against the opposition bowlers and that could well decide the result of the matches.

''The real crux of the series will be how the top order negotiates the opposition bowlers. That will be crucial in determining the result of the match,'' Buchanan said.

Buchanan, however, refrained from saying anything about the Andrew Symonds' saga and his availability for the Test series.

''I'm too far away to make any comment. However, we would be able to know whether Symonds would play or not,'' he said.


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