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Shastri is India's best against Australia
Rajneesh Gupta | October 03, 2008
One team that always gives Australia [Images] a headache is India. Though known for its inconsistency, India always raises its game several notches when facing the World champions.
India are able to trouble the all-conquering Aussies because of the world class batsmen it has produced over the years.
A look at India's best players against Australia over the years reveals interesting details.
It is not Sachin Tendulkar [Images] who emerges the best batsman against Australia, but charimastic all-rounder Ravi Shastri.
Among the current lot, only VVS Laxman makes it to the all-time top 10.
The table below shows how batsmen from the current squad have performed against Australia. While VVS Laxman, Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag [Images] raised their level, others like Rahul Dravid [Images] and Sourav Ganguly [Images] failed to live upto expectations.
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