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Adelaide Pitch for India-Aus Series Opener Will Have ‘Some Grass’

06 December 2018

"There's always a good coverage of grass here in Adelaide and it offers a bit with the new ball, but there's also a lot of runs to be had out there", he said about the toss.

His performance has been below par in Australia in comparison to his overall Test record.

The cricket fans are very excited to witness the Test series is to be played between Indian and Australia.

"You see their bowling attack, they've got a really good bowling attack, and I think you need that to win test matches". He has made some adjustments which have helped him and he has also played some county cricket and played enough cricket in England which are different conditions, overseas, and obviously there's not much help for the spinner. Ishant Sharma, then 19 years old, hit the 150 km/h mark and troubled Ricky Ponting with a spell of attractive fast bowling. He has played just five Tests but has been remarkable as he already has 19 wickets to his name at a notable average of 25.26. And to sustain mental strength across a full tour of Australia with all that sledging and 'aggro was a challenge that has proved beyond any Indian team in history. From verbal spats to MonkeyGate to finger gesture to brain-fade, it has all been part and parcel of India-Australia rivalry for a few decades now.

Kohli (30) has scored 6 331 runs in 73 Tests at an average of 54.57.

The pair have batted 25 times together at Test level and Vijay scored 53 and 99 four years ago in Adelaide, a venue he says he likes. India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin may remember a similar schooling the last time the Test team toured Australia in 2014/15. So I had a discussion with John Wright and we thought it was important to enhance the batting skills of the bowlers.

The world-famous MCG was slammed by critics and received an official "poor" rating from the International Cricket Council - the first time for an Australian pitch - after the Ashes Boxing Day Test nearly a year ago. The chinaman Kuldeep Yadav will have to wait for his opportunity in the other Test matches. Australia, a team witnessing purge from all quarters, wants to play a series bereft of unnecessary animosity, but former captain Ricky Ponting wants the hosts to go after captain Virat Kohli. Of those, the India batsman has played an attacking shot to just 15.7 per cent - lower than against any other member of the Australia squad.

"Both (winning matches and hearts)".

The problems begin at the top, however, where one-day specialist Aaron Finch will line up for just his third test after debuting in the 1-0 series defeat to Pakistan in October.

Adelaide Pitch for India-Aus Series Opener Will Have ‘Some Grass’