Ponting calls on Australia to 'unsettle' Kohli

Ross Houston
December 6, 2018

"Both (winning matches and hearts). Try to bowl lots of tight, consistent stuff", he added.

As England found to their dismay last summer, pace trumps all in Australia, the home trio of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood filling their boots with more than 20 wickets apiece to help thrash Joe Root's team 4-0. The head coach distributed the article among his players before they arrived in Adelaide and ESPNcricinfo understands it has been discussed in a team meeting to establish bowling plans to each Indian batsman. The Indian staff, which is already busy prepping for the high-voltage Take a look at sequence in Australia, will play 3 One-day Internationals in opposition to Australia in January. "We definitely want to win this series but will take one Test at a time". However, India's Test specialist batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has shown his faith in the 32-year-old off-spinner ahead of the four-Test series, calling him a "clever" bowler. "They are fine to go".

Vice-captain and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was left out of the playing eleven and opener Marcus Harris is set for his worldwide debut. "This is where my first class career started a few years ago, a great place to play cricket".

Ponting calls on Australia to 'unsettle' Kohli

"We have been playing good cricket outside India now and this is a very good opportunity for the team to perform well", he said.

With 336 Test wickets in 64 matches to his name, Ravichandran Ashwin will be the leader of the pack in India's Test series Down Under. He probably just hasn't put it together consistently enough.

"As this series wears on, and we get to places where the wicket might be a bit flatter and conditions might be a little warmer, our bowlers will be a bit exhausted then the all rounder position becomes important", said Paine. Once you got in, it was Adelaide Oval. "The quicks are going to have to bowl a bit more and we have full faith that Nathan Lyon can do the job in any conditions". "That was the key previous year, the partnerships".


"We'll have a look at that and come up with a decision". But there has been a lot of work that has been done in order to provide substitute bus services and we're working very closely with the government to ensure that we can provide the best service that we possibly can.

Shorn of Steve Smith and David Warner due to bans, Australia are in somewhat of a transitional phase and they have lost their last two Test series against Pakistan and South Africa. We won the toss and bowled first.

"It's always about batting as a unit".


"It's a good point", said Hazlewood. Of those, the India batsman has played an attacking shot to just 15.7 per cent - lower than against any other member of the Australia squad. "I don't know the reason but it could be IPL, which helped to produce good fast bowlers", he added.


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