India's Task Cut Out Against Formidable Australian Pace Attack

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An Australian publication has been severely panned for captioning a picture of the travelling Indian team members as "Scaredy Bats", ahead of the first Test at Adelaide. So far, the right-handed batsman has amassed 992 runs in 8 Tests in Australia.

"But I don't think that is going to happen but instead of playing four bowlers I would have liked to see another spinner in the Adelaide Test because that is one place where you could play two spinners". "I can't describe what it is, not in front of the media".

The India captain's peerless form heading into the series and the challenge of breaking through his formidable defence makes him the most valuable scalp in the visiting side and data produced by Cricviz may have unearthed the most likely method for capturing his wicket.

"He also has played some county cricket, enough cricket in England, which is obviously overseas, different conditions, not much help for spinners".

"They've played a lot at home since we played them last in Australia".

"I am feeling very confident the way the ball is coming out, doing a lot work and will do the same leading into this Test", Lyon told The Advertiser. Team management chose to allow the players a day off after they spent more than 150 overs in the field in a warm-up match against a Cricket Australia XI which ended on Saturday. "But we are just pumped to get back playing in front of our fans", he said. "It wasn't a Test match, so we are not anxious about it".

The three quicks, should they remain fit and firing through to the fourth and final Test in Sydney, will hope for another decent harvest against Virat Kohli's India.

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"Conceding 500 runs in a warm-up game doesn't mean anything. we are not very much anxious about it", he said.

Bounce is a key factor in Australia as well, although former Australia players Ian Chappell and Jason Gillespie have warned the current set not to overdo the short-ball tactic.

"I think Australia's batting at the moment is the worst I have seen it". We'll be the first ones to admit that King Kohli is sporting enough to dance, though he could do with a few pointers (you reading this, Anushka?).

"It certainly will help, the fact that we've played quite a few Test matches here before, all of us, and we've scored runs", Kohli said. He had begun the series with two centuries in the very first Test, scoring 115 and 141 to take India agonisingly close to a stunning win. "We definitely want to win the series, but one test match at a time".

But their efforts, in many ways, papered over the cracks of a fragile top order - with the line-up to be rolled out against India in Adelaide to strongly resemble that which struggled in the UAE.

"Each and every batsman's role will be to contribute for the team and I think for us it is important to get those long partnerships together (like last time)".

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