Head hopes to get the nod for first Test

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Head hopes to get the nod for first Test

I don't think he's got over the limited-overs and IPL success that he had where he was looking to get after the bowling. However, he claimed four big wickets in Warner, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb and Glenn Maxwell in Dharamsala when Australia toured India in 2017.

Mostly green and often downtrodden, the humble grass on which the highly-anticipated Australia-India Tests will be played doesn't normally attract as many headlines as superstars Virat Kohli and Mitchell Starc.

India captain Virat Kohli needs eight runs to reach the 1000-run milestone in Australia.

Lyon is in sensational form with 20 Sheffield Shield wickets since returning as the second highest wicket-taker in the Test series Pakistan won 1-0 in the United Arab Emirates during October.

"No one is going out there gunning for a six-wicket haul for himself".

He said, "If we can make some early inroads in this first Test, it's always crucial and the first innings". At 183/5, with Adam Gilchrist and Simon Katich in the middle, the home side lost their way and crashed to 196 all out.

A lot boils down to how many left-arm seamers a team has. At the famed WACA, Singh, at first, took the ball away from Michael Hussey to induce a rare false shot from Mr Cricket. "They know how the wicket behaves and it is all about intent as batsmen".

India is chasing a maiden series win in Australia to validate its ICC No.1 ranking.

"He needs to act better to situations than what we have seen in England and South Africa". Is it really possible to teach nuances of playing spin to global cricketers? After Australia posted a big total of 445, with Matthew Hayden making 97 and Steve Waugh 110, their bowling attack led by Glenn McGrath skittled the home side for 171. Ishant ended up with 3 wickets in the match and scalped Ponting in both the innings.

Paine's batting lineup has been rated the worst Australia has ever assembled in tests by local media, so the bowlers could well be under pressure to defend some modest totals.

Word of advice: Get your headphones on when you watch this video. Technique wise he is playing a little too hard.

"I think number six is a great position to bat especially if you've bowled a few overs".

India will have to begin their campaign in Australia with the opening combination of Murali Vijay and KL Rahul in the absence of the injured Prithvi Shaw in the first Test at Adelaide. Every game you go into you are 50-50.

Australia took a 1-0 lead into this fiery Bangalore Test past year and when Nathan Lyon took 8-50 to bamboozle the Indian batsmen for 189, it looked like the tourists would go 2-0 up.

The 2007-08 tour of Australia was not the first tour that had witnessed some downright poor umpiring that hurt the Indians. If Shahid Durrani, then India's manager, is to be believed he had cited seven decisions made by rookie umpire Rex Whitehead which had gone against India.

The development came after India's vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane scoffed at suggestions Australia are vulnerable, saying the hosts remain favourites for the Test series starting on Thursday.

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