India thrive on verbal clashes: Matthew Wade

India thrive on verbal clashes: Matthew Wade

MELBOURNE: Australia’s batsman Matthew Wade may decide to keep his lip zipped during the Test series against India over the home summer as he says Kohli’s team thrive on verbal confrontations. The 32-year-old Tasmanian has dished out his fair share of “sledging” on the field and was never far away when aggression levels spiked during last year’s Ashes in England. Yet Wade said chirping at India during the four-Test series, which starts in December, might backfire. “They’re a hard team, they use it to their advantage very well,” Wade told reporters in a video call on Tuesday. “Virat is very clever the way he uses his words or his body language. So they use it as an advantage now. To be honest, I don’t really want to engage too much into that. “I know that they thrive off that energy that comes between two players. They’re probably as good at doing that as anyone in the world at the moment, so it’s something I might stay away from this time.” Wade is itching to get back to cricket after the Covid-19 shutdown.

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