Published: Wed, December 05, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

India's Rahane content as Kohli's sidekick

India's Rahane content as Kohli's sidekick

Agarkar played a crucial role as India drew first blood in a Test series Down Under in 21st century.

Australia's batting line-up misses prominent names such as Smith and Warner, both of which are now serving a one-year bans for their involvement in the infamous ball-tampering scandal in March 2018.

When asked about his personal growth as a batsman since he first came here as part of the 2014-15 touring party, Rahane said, "As a batsman in 2014, personally I thought I did really well but what the team's performance matters more".

There's plenty of chatter about India's pace attack this time, especially with the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami performing well.

To witness a genuine fast bowler deliver a venomous spell in full rhythm is a sight to behold but to see an Indian fast bowler steaming in and tormenting the best in the world is unheard of.

"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".

"They're a good team and they've got a couple of great players and we will show them great respect".

Some will nurse a rare feeling of apprehension having read reports about the country's worst ever batting lineup set to take on an Indian team with a rare surfeit of quality pacemen.

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Australia's newest Test squad member has his whites and is warming up with the rest of the Aussie squad at training.

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The case has been brought back to light following hugely successful crime podcast The Teacher's Pet , produced by The Australian . Mr Fuller said detectives spoke to Lyn's family on Wednesday morning and they "were certainly relieved to hear this result".

Australia recently appointed two vice-captains in Mitchell Marsh and Josh Hazlewood. Isn't there a possibility that it could create more confusion instead of bringing clarity?

"There's obviously been a lot of talk about that and it's been a big build up to this Test match but there's a great feeling around this it's about going out there and hopefully putting it together as a batting unit".

Chappell with Australia captain Tim Paine ahead of the first Test against India in Adelaide. "So, it's about which team plays better, it's been that kind of pitch".

"The fans have absolutely voted with their feet the last few years that we have had day-night Tests, we have been signed up for attendances", he added.

"This (obsession) is something that I don't believe in, at all".

You've been a coach yourself.

But it is infamously remembered for Harbhajan Singh being charged with racial abuse and banned for three Tests for allegedly calling Andrew Symonds - who has West Indian ancestory - a "monkey" during the third day's play.

It's definitely possible to learn, but it requires learning through a combination of training and match opportunities.

The cricket-mad youngster has a long-term heart condition, and has undergone 13 surgeries so far, the first of them an open-heart procedure when he was just three months old.

The manner in which he attacked his own bowlers with crisp strokeplay in the nets on Tuesday, the footage of which went viral, suggests his good form will continue.

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