The Australian veteran set fire with his statement even before the start of the Test series

India vs Australia Test Series:

Former Australian wicket-keeper batsman Ian Healy hit out at India, saying Pat Cummins's team is not playing warm-up matches in the subcontinent ahead of the upcoming Test tour because they do not trust the facilities provided by the host nation. do.

Australia will not play a single warm-up match on the tour ahead of the Border-Gavaskar series of 4 Tests.

Usman Khawaja, a member of the team, recently said that there was no point in playing a practice match as the wickets prepared for the practice match and the actual match in India were quite different.

Khawaja told reporters earlier this month, “Have you ever been with us (Australia) before the tour?

When we play they can be spin friendly wickets but when we go to practice matches then there (in India) they give us green wickets like Gabba, then what is the point of playing.

Healy supported Khawaja's suggestion, saying it was a better idea to give the spinners a chance to acclimatize to pitches like the one in Sydney before leaving for the tour.

Healy said on SEN Radio on Monday, "We gathered our spinners in Sydney for strategic discussions (on pitches like India) ... We are no longer confident that the country will be provided with the facilities that have been requested." '

"Well we've been a part of it too...when our chances are gone (in England) we spend our time complaining about the weak county teams that England fielded as our opponents before the series," he said. had made.'

Healy said he did not like the practice of preparing different wickets for tour warm-up matches and actual matches as it was a breach of 'trust'.

"Our focus in cricket has shifted away from giving our best and upcoming cricketers opportunities and experience... We no longer provide the quality preparation for touring teams ahead of highly anticipated series and I don't like that," he said. Is..

Healy said, "It is disappointing to see this breakdown of trust between cricketing nations and it needs to stop."

Australia will start its Test series against India on February 9 in Nagpur.

Australia have not won a Test series in India since 2004-05 and will be eyeing breaking the streak during the upcoming tour.

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