Mohali: Australia's Test great Alan Border feels that introduction of young players like Steve Smith in the team will energise the Michael Clarke-led side against a confident India.
Border, who is here as a TV commentator for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, said he had a good chat with Clarke Thursday afternoon on the state of affairs in the Australian cricket. Australia are trailing 0-2 in the four-Test series after suffering heavy loses in Chennai and Hyderabad.
"I had a good chat to him (Australian captain Michael Clarke) yesterday afternoon... about where Australian cricket's at and what he can do to improve things," Border commented. "It was a good general chat. He's in a good space."
Australia had to make four changes in the side after vice-captain Shane Watson, Usman Khwaja, James Pattinson and Mitchell Johnson were sidelined for selection for the third Test over the 'homework affair'.
Brad Haddin and Steve Smith will be playing their first Test in the series while Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc come back to the side after missing the second Test in Hyderabad.