Former Sri Lanka player and one of the best batters of his time, Mahela Jayawardene, is backing Australia to beat India in the upcoming four-match Test series in the sub-continent nation.
Pat Cummins’ team has reached India to compete in one of the toughest series, as the hosts have dominated the team from Down Under for a long time. If India defeat the rivals by a margin of two Tests, they will qualify for the final of the ICC World Test Championship in England.
However, a defeat will end their journey, with Australia facing South Africa in the mega-match.
“I think it is going to be a good series. A lot will depend on the performances of the players from both sides,” Jayawardene said in the latest edition of The ICC Review.
“It is tough to predict, but being a Sri Lankan, I hope Australia win the series. It is going to be 2-1 in favor of Australia for me,” he added.
Jayawardene lauded Shubman Gill for his performances in international matches. The young batter has been dealing in centuries, with the latest one coming in the last T20I against New Zealand.
Jayawardene is the global head of Mumbai Indians and its sister franchises.