Prithvi Shaw ankle injury a blow to India ahead of 1st test

Prithvi Shaw ankle injury a blow to India ahead of 1st test

Prithvi Shaw ankle injury a blow to India ahead of 1st test

"That's what cricket's about, enjoying it and playing with a smile, but when you're in the contest, not letting them get on top and winning".

BRIEF SCORES: Indians 358 (Shaw 66, Kohli 64, Hardie 4-50) and 2 for 211 (Vijay 129, Rahul 62) drew with Cricket Australia XI 544 (Nielsen 100, Hardie 86).

Rohit Sharma, who made a comeback to the test squad after a poor show in South Africa earlier this year, did not get to the half century mark but scored a stroke-filled 40, studded with five fours and a six.

Don't miss seeing the Aussies take on India in the 1st Test match of the season at the iconic Adelaide Oval! "Certainly in Adelaide, you have seen how successful that has been", Eddings said.

That Engineer played 46 Tests in just over 13 years while recently retired England batsman Alastair Cook made 161 Test appearances in 12-and-a-half years is an indication of just how congested the global calendar has become.

"If you want Test cricket to survive you've got to reduce the entrance fee". A 10-year break then followed between their second and third Test tours.

"I have been working hard on my game and fitness, and I am looking forward to contributing in this series". "I think the bowlers when they compete, and they're fierce and aggressive, I think they have that", he said in Adelaide.

He's a young boy who has come to play in Australia for the first time, had a dream start to his Test career, so it's hit him pretty hard.

Bancroft's suspension ends on December 29 while Smith and Warner, banned until March 29, have spent time in the nets with Langer over the past week although this was done under the auspices of the players still being able to train with their state teams through their first-class suspensions. 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.

"In the Shield games it's been really good, bit of a new-ball wicket, batters have got in once the ball's got a bit older, and it's spun. That transition is going to be important - we are doing that now".

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