Australia must plunder lots of runs to tame Indians


"I think being exposed to conditions obviously helps". "Most of the boys have played here in the IPL and T20 World Cup". He was also part of the A-tour two years back and has been working closely with the current Australian batting consultant S. Sriram. "So, that all helps".

Admitting that India are now in a very "good nick", Australian all-rounder James Faulkner believes that it's going to be a real test for them when they face Virat Kohli and the limited-overs series starting September 17. And the visiting side can take a few positives out of Tuesday's thumping win. "I think everyone will get something out of it individually". There aren't too many ambidextrous bowlers around and this is the reason why Akshay Karnewar was trending on social networking websites.

Speaking about the same, the 27-year-old said that it has been tough for him. Asked if he felt hard done by the selectors, Stoinis said, "No, not really".

Despite having little time to practice and plan, he said the players were ready.

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When Australia last toured India for the one-day series, they both posted a number of imposing totals.

He was picked as one of the 14-members for the warm-up game, captained by Punjab's Gurkeerat Mann Singh and coached by former India cricketer Hemang Badani. 280-290 we would have planned differently. "It was mostly defence in subcontinent and trying to trust that before you go on attack".

But before he worries about the conditions, he has James Faulkner to contend with who had a stellar run in the 2013 ODI series. "I learned from him that it is always good to defend first before going on the offensive in the sub-continent". All-rounder Hilton Cartwright missed Monday's training session due to illness and is also in doubt, with a decision on his participation to be made today morning. Standing at almost six feet, Karnewar bowls with a straighter arm and does not spin the ball much.

Towards the end, Maharashtra left-arm spinner Karnewar blasted a fiery 28-ball 40 and Kushang had an unbeaten 48-ball 41 to put up a 66-run ninth wicket stand, but the target looked improbable once Karnewar fell to all-rounder James Faulkner.