Murali Vijay on Saturday returned to form with a confident century while his opening partner KL Rahul too was among the runs in the warm-up game against Cricket Australia XI before the first Test.
Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is expecting a strong showing from R Ashwin in the upcoming Test series against Australia as he feels the senior off-spinner has added to his bag of tricks with a few technical adjustments. "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.
Hindustan Times, owned by HT Media Ltd, is one of India's largest publications that provides unbiased news, analysis and features on politics, sports, entertainment, lifestyle and more. "That is the way Australians have always played their best", he said.
"You always want to do well whenever you play for the Indian team".
It would be presumptuous to believe that India are favourites to win this series, but in the absence of David Warner and Steven Smith the buzz is indeed that India can pull off a win.
"I do think he should be there". As for sledging, I can not say what happens when we start off playing the first Test. Virat at the other end was really aggressive and going after the bowlers.
The chief executive said that the fans turned up in significant numbers when they had day-night Test match but the same is not the case with day games.
Australia's Test squad was in the nets for more than three hours on Tuesday, with the pacemen holding little back as they terrorised teammates for the second day in a row.
Maxwell has played just four Tests against India, but in that time was able to reach the magic century mark - which he achieved with a breakthrough knock alongside then-skipper Steve Smith in Ranchi past year. "I'm sure we'll find out soon", Marsh said. Having crossed over for the evening presser, I was pulled aside by Dennis who whispered to me - "If I were a betting man I would put a few bob on India". "They know how the wicket behaves and it is all about intent as batsmen". Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma bowled the bulk of the overs among pacers. What we have now is more than great expectations.
"When you bat at number four or five, it is important to give yourself some time, first 15-20 minutes, and you should visualise the situation from dressing room".
"We are not going to take them lightly at all".
After enjoying a day off on Monday, India got down to business in a bid to prepare for the first Test.
"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.
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