In the practice game in Sydney last week, Cricket Australia XI scored 544 runs against India's bowling attack but Pujara said it was not a matter of concern. Team management made a decision 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.
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. The Indian staff, which is already busy prepping for the high-voltage Take a look at sequence in Australia, will play 3 One-day Internationals in opposition to Australia in January.
"It's a good point", said Hazlewood.
His ban, as well as those handed down to David Warner and Cameron Bancroft in the wake of that fiasco, have left Australia's top order looking inexperienced and at times decidedly shaky.
Statistically they remain standouts, with Smith's stratospheric batting average of 61.37 and Warner's 48.20 well above that of number three Usman Khawaja (43.83), the current side's most proficient batsman. Paine said playing always helps and he was confident that a four-bowler attack would do the necessary job in the first Test.
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"When you're batting at the other end with Steve Smith it takes your mind off the fact you're out there, you can switch off and watch him do his work - pretty awesome to watch". "We thought that it was best to take a break today and train for the next two days and be fresh for the test match".
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 a year ago.
"And I think when you are to win a Test series and Test matches you have got to have a good bowling attack". "So I feel that Australia are really still the favourites", Rahane told Reuters. "So it will help me in this series", he said.
"When situations are hard, you do find ways to upset the batsman's rhythm and I feel a bit of banter there is not harmful at all". "Our bowlers know what they have to do", he said. We know there's going to be a lot of Indian fans here too, so that's always exciting to play in front of them. Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma bowled the bulk of the overs among pacers.
The Melbourne triumph of 1980-81 is still worth telling as one of India's great wins in Australia.
"We shouldn't sit back and let anyone bully the way we go about playing our cricket, especially at home", he tsaid.More news: How to Watch Wolves vs. Chelsea