Virat Kohli: On Aussie obsession and love affair with Adelaide

Lynette Rowe
December 6, 2018

"With the drop-in pitch, there's more of the sameness about things from city to city, and place to place", Australian cricket historian Bernard Whimpress told AFP."Which makes me sort of think, why don't they just forget about the drop-in pitch and put in artificial turf or something".

The report said, India are "scared of the bounce" in Brisbane, "scared of the unknown" in Perth and "scared of the dark" in Adelaide which is in reference of India's reluctance to play day-night Test at the Adelaide Oval. The Mumbai-born batsman hoped to replicate that same form this time around as well.

"I was the one who suggested that we should go back home immediately because it was clear it was one-sided and it was not fair but Anil (Kumble) showed great leadership qualities and managed everything", Laxman said during the Delhi launch of his book "281 and Beyond" here. However, it wasn't the case in upcoming Australia vs. India 2018 series, as BCCI refused the proposal.

"I like to compete in the nets. you have to compete in the nets against our bowlers", Head said. But, the Men In Blue bowlers looked in good rhythm as they bowled their heart out.

India have been touted as favourites against Australia in the absence of the banned batting duo of Steve Smith and David Warner but Hazlewood said it would be an even contest.

So, if Australia's seamers do find success using full-length in-nippers to arguably the world's most risky Test batsmen, it could go some way to swinging (or seaming) the series in their favour.

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When coach Ravi Shastri was asked in August if this was the best Indian attack ever, the former test player gushed, "By a mile, by a mile".

Spearhead Ishant Sharma averages 62 over 10 Tests in Australia and took 1-73 in Sydney.

"If it happens it happens but we are not very much focused on it, we want to win the Test and series". "We thought that it was best to take a break today and train for the next two days and be fresh for the Test match", Pujara said. With the four of us, you have Pat who bowls shorter spells and sometimes Starc too.

"With our bowling attack we're very confident and based on a year ago, we had quite a good template there and it worked pretty well (in the Ashes)". "I think we'll obviously have a chat about him before the game starts". Try as they might, Team India was never able to pull off a series victory Down Under.

"Last time here, we really enjoyed batting together a lot, especially at the MCG", Rahane recalled. "He loves to run the ball down to 3rd guy so much as smartly, so possibly simply mess around with some guys in numerous spaces which may simply get inside of his head as to what we are seeking to do", he stated.

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