Published: Tue, January 01, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Aus Captain Paine Disappointed With Pitches During Tests vs India

Aus Captain Paine Disappointed With Pitches During Tests vs India

Unapologetically passionate about indie music and the South Australian Redbacks, Daniel's chief cricketing achievement was to dismiss Wisden Almanack editor Lawrence Booth in the 2010 Ashes press match in Perth - a rare Australian victory that summer. The only other time India won two tests in Australia was in 1977-78, when the home side were weakened by the World Series Cricket breakaway.

"We spoke about it a little bit". India took almost two days to score 443/7 but once they had the runs on the board, it was a matter of unleashing their best bowler of the year, Jasprit Bumrah.

"You never go to India and get served up green wickets". And probably more suited to those conditions.

"I feel like a director of a soap opera at the moment, I honestly do".

"I guess all I'd say is, all the years we've gone to India we haven't played on too many bouncy wickets, it usually spins square".

Ishant picked up 40 wickets while Shami took 46 wickets to break a 34-year-old record with Bumrah.

"Last summer traditional swing. there was pretty much none", Cummins said. The wicket's pretty dry.

Overflowing with confidence and buoyed by the blossoming of a rare pace talent, India can sniff a first series win on Australian soil ahead of the fourth and final test in Sydney.

"A huge advantage", Cummins said of Marsh. So having Mitch there played a massive role.

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The former Test opener, renowned for putting a high price on his wicket, seemingly remains adamant Finch can make the cut in Test cricket after a couple of sloppy dismissals.

Mitchell Starc with Pat Cummins.

"It's a great challenge for him".

For India, Rohit Sharma has flown back to Mumbai to be with his wife who gave birth to a baby girl and hence he will miss out on the fourth Test. Ravi Ashwin is expected to take his place in the team, thus giving India a fifth bowling option.

'If you've got world-class players that aren't in the team.

"It's always nice to have a fresh face come in the middle of a series", Cummins said.

"We spoke at the start of the series about the record that we've got to try to hang onto", Cummins said on Tuesday.

"The lesson we learned from that is (how they) just absorb all our pressure, we got one of the best bowling attacks in the world and they just keep rocking up and just keep absorbing the pressure", Langer said. Also seen in the photographs are Team India head coach, Ravi Shastri.

"But we know it's really hard to play all year around because they need to keep their bodies as fresh and strong (as possible) and then be bowling at the level we want them to be at".

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