India vs Australia: Numbers reveal visitors' biggest threat at the Adelaide Oval

India vs Australia: Numbers reveal visitors' biggest threat at the Adelaide Oval

India vs Australia: Numbers reveal visitors' biggest threat at the Adelaide Oval

India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin may remember a similar schooling the last time the Test team toured Australia in 2014/15. The 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. He does not, however, predict Australia's players to be shooting their mouths off in their first Test at home since the Newlands scandal brought a rush of change to the game, including a new captain and coach in Tim Paine and Justin Langer.

Adelaide Oval curator Damien Hough had prepared a green surface for the day-night Tests that were played at the ground and he intends to do the same for the Australia-India encounter, even though it won't be played with a pink ball.

"Shaw underwent scans this morning and the reports revealed a lateral ligament injury", the Board of Control for Cricket in India said in a statement.

It is hard to keep Virat Kohli out of the game.

In his career, the off-spinner has dismissed 15 batsmen five or more times in Test matches and five of them are Indians.

India enjoys a huge fan base in all parts of the world. "India have been sort of blinded by the T20, the IPL", said Engineer, speaking alongside Gower. You don't play it in all countries and at all venues.

The month-long on-field strive to outdo each other, starting December 6 in Adelaide, might just serve up one of the most muted rivalries in modern-day cricket. "Open the gates, let the people come in, make it affordable". More recently he was in the stands for Nathan Lyon's last-day heroics to bowl out India in 2014, the emotional first Test played after the death of Phillip Hughes. Gower said reviving five-day interest in the Caribbean was no easy task despite a significant cash injection from the International Cricket Council.

"Like everything, it's all a negotiation, bilateral cricket - it's give and take and you move on with it", Eddings said. "You are talking about socio-economic problems and it's disjointed". A 10-year break then followed between their second and third Test tours.

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