Pressure is right on India: Lyon
Australia's leading spinner Nathan Lyon Monday said the "pressure is right on India" in the ongoing four-match Test series and patted his team for their fighting display in the last two games.
The series is poised at 1-1 with two more matches scheduled in Ranchi and Dharamsala.
"There's a lot of belief. There's a lot of people who wrote us off, before we even got on a plane and landed in Dubai, let alone coming over here," Lyon said.
The off-spinner was quoted as saying on Sydney Morning Herald, "We're one win away from retaining the trophy and that's what we are here to do.
"The pressure is right on India - there's no pressure on us. Everyone said 'we were going to lose 4-0, they're no good, they're a young cricket team learning,' but we believe we can beat the best teams anywhere in the world.
"We proved that in the first Test, we came close in the second Test and even that hurt - that's probably the best thing about that game.
"I think they're feeling the pressure a little bit to be honest. And it's good."
"With our air speed and ability to get the ball reversing, and the earlier we can do that the better off it is," Lyon said.
Lyon suffered a cracked-skin on his right index finger during the second Test but he's confident that he will be in the playing XI for the third match starting here on from Thursday.