Why this Virat Kohli video is going viral

Ross Houston
December 5, 2018

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and Australia Cricket team captain Tim Paine posed with the Border-Gavaskar trophy on the eve of the first test in Australia's Adelaide on Wednesday.

The same could be said of Head (36.8 and 30.5) who has always been in the sights of Cricket Australia as a player of promise.

However, Langer said Kohli and Co. are a good team and the hosts will show respect to the visitors.

The fact he didn't led the Australian selectors towards a player perhaps less talented, but one they believe they can trust. However, Rohit is likely to have team management's faith as he is a man in form with a very good record in Australia.

Paine has also hinted that Australia will be looking to bat first if they win the toss at Adelaide Oval on Thursday.

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Ray Lindwall, Craig McDermott, Damien Fleming and Peter Siddle are the only other Australian quicks to have taken five-for in a Test against India in Adelaide. Especially in this kind of situation where two of their best batsman have scored literally 50 percent of their runs for Australia are not a part of the playing eleven and they haven't really done well since they have left Test cricket.

But the Indian skipper is insisting he has grown up and will not be looking for confrontations, although he added that "if they want to play a certain way we will reciprocate".

In the wake of all the chaos that came from the ball-tampering scandal, new head coach Justin Langer and captain Tim Paine have brought stability and restored some integrity to an Australia side that many people thought had lost self-control.

As it transpired, inconsistency cost Marsh - and not for the first time - as the Aussies opted to bolster their brittle order with another specialist batsman. Not necessarily crossing the line, but just get into their heads which you expect from any side in the world, not just Australia. "They got through the Ashes previous year I thought and bowled a hell of a lot of overs", he said.

"I think from last time round, I've become more assured of myself, I don't really find the need to prove anything to anyone", he told Macquarie Sports Radio at the weekend.

Team India has never toured Australia with so much limelight.

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Parthiv Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

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