Razzaq picks India as favourite to win against Australia

Last Updated: Wed, Dec 21, 2011 09:35 hrs

Melbourne: Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq on Wednesday said India is set to beat Australia in the upcoming Test series as the hosts no longer have a formidable bowling attack to tackle the visiting team's formidable batting line-up.

"I believe Australia doesn't have world-class bowlers like McGrath, Shane Warne and Brett Lee and that will be difficult," Razzaq was quoted as saying by 'ABC Online'.

"India are (aiming) to be the world champions and they will give a tough time to Australia," he added.

Razzaq is in Australia playing for Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League.

Australia's attack will be led by a 21-year-old James Pattinson in the opening Test as the front-line pacers, including Mitchell Johnson, are nursing injuries.

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