"So I feel that Australia are really still the favourites", Rahane told Reuters.
The four test match series will begin on December 6 and will be played in Adelaide Oval. The Mumbai-born batsman hoped to replicate that same form this time around as well. We shouldn't sit back and let anyone bully the way we go about playing our cricket, especially at home. "So while there is no doubt this is India's best chance to win in Australia, it's still incredibly challenging to be able to win away".
"I always make sure I bowl when (fellow quicks) Pat (Cummins) or Mitch (Starc) are batting so I don't have to face them".
Paine's batting lineup has been rated the worst Australia has ever assembled in tests by local media, so the bowlers could well be under pressure to defend some modest totals. Steve Smith remains sidelined from global cricket along with David Warner by the ban he received for his part in the infamous events in South Africa in March, when the ball-tampering scandal rocked the Australian game to its foundations.
Australia took a 1-0 lead into this fiery Bangalore Test a year ago and when Nathan Lyon took 8-50 to bamboozle the Indian batsmen for 189, it looked like the tourists would go 2-0 up.
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Archie, from Barossa Valley, Australia, received the call from the United Arab Emirates as the national team played against Pakistan. "We definitely want to win the series, but one test match at a time". So I think it'll be a good contest.
"I see the Indian line-up as the best in the world, if not right up there, led by Virat and I think they feed a lot off him and how he goes about things", said Hazlewood as quoted by Sportstar Live.
His remarkable strike-rate of five-and-a-half wickets per Test match outstrips all of Australia's most celebrated. The head coach distributed the article among his players before they arrived in Adelaide and ESPNcricinfo understands it has been discussed in a team meeting to establish bowling plans to each Indian batsman.
But Head is reluctant to declare himself a certain starter before what he says will be challenging training sessions for batsmen against Australia's bowlers. One of the characteristics that we have noticed is that we are quite down in interstate sales given it's a day Test, not a day-night Test.
We saw one of the greatest modern Test innings by Sachin in the Perth Test on a flyer of a WACA pitch with the Fremantle Doctor blowing fiercely and Mike Whitney, a left arm fast medium bowler built somewhat like a Sherman tank, kept hitting the deck with noticeable awesomeness.