India in Australia ready to beat a home team in turmoil


Du Plessis' South Africa beat India 2-1 in the series but Kohli emerged as the top run-getter with an aggregate of 286 from three Tests at an average of 47.66.

"Yes, it is challenging for all our batsmen when we come around here, but most of the guys have come to Australia before". I have not played in Perth, the new stadium, but Brisbane whenever we have played here it has always challenged us as a batting unit.

"Of course, their bowling attack will challenge us whichever format we play", admitted Rohit.

With two T20I centuries already this year, Rohit has the maximum hundreds in cricket's shortest format with four scores of 100+.

"We will approach this the same way that we have approached any limited-overs game that we have played here". I keep it simple, try to go out there and enjoy my game.

India vs Australia ODI series will begin next year on January 12, 2019.

"Last time we played a Test series here, although we lost two games and drew one, but I thought we played few close games, especially at Brisbane. It was a shortened game - 10 overs a side - so you can not make too much out of it", Sharma said, not reading too much into Australia's defeat.

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"So, we are ready to accept that and this time around we want to change our fortunes and come out with some exceptional performances. The motive is to seize all the moments and win". It has always challenged us as a batting unit. "But the guys are eager to turn things around".

Trap him in front of the stumps with a sharp inswinger or test him with a short ball: These could be the tactics employed by Australia against unsafe India opener Rohit Sharma, says pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile. "It is not going to be easy, we understand that, but we have quality in our group".

The Twenty20 Internationals will be followed by a four-Test series beginning in Adelaide on 6 December.

"Australia in Australia will always be unsafe without a doubt". Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper would sense an opportunity to script history by claiming series wins in all the three formats against Australia in their own den.

"The challenge obviously is red-ball cricket which right now I'm not thinking of". "I've had a good time in Australia playing white-ball cricket".

While a regular in India's limited-overs format, Rohit Sharma is yet to quite cement his place in India's Test squad.