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India vs Australia: Virat Kohli, Tim Paine pose with Border-Gavaskar trophy

India tour of Australia 2018 India skipper Virat Kohli walks towards the practice session in Adelaide
Frederick Owens | 05 December, 2018, 13:59

While the narrative remained same during the earlier tours of South Africa (1-2) and England (1-4), Virat Kohli and his men will like to walk the talk as India's tough cycle of away assignment ends with this four-Test series beginning at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday.

Despite the fact that India has only won five Tests in Australia, the composition of both sides means that it promises to be a cracking series. The Adelaide Oval hosted the first ever day-night Test match which was played between Australia and New Zealand in November 2015. "I think India has a very good chance to win the Australia series", the left-arm pacer said. For me, Adelaide has always been special, because I scored my first Test ton here. We are not going to take them lightly at all.

"They're a good team and they've got a couple of great players and we will show them great respect".

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.

For a team that has traditionally been renowned for an over-reliance on spin, India have finally built a pace attack that ranks alongside the best in the world. The hosts know that they aren't the powerhouse anymore that they used to be and the ball-tampering debacle is still fresh in their minds which is the reason even Cricket Australia (CA) is trying to make the most of this "Indian" summer.

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"You see their bowling attack, they've got a really good bowling attack, and I think to win Test matches, you need to have a really good bowling attack".

Gaurav Kalra: Let's just reflect on Australians as well. "I'm sure there will be opportunities at times when we can hopefully put their spinners under pressure and try and put some big overs into their fast bowlers", Paine said.

"Where we were with Australian cricket at rock bottom eight months ago with what happened in South Africa, the word "elite". we have to raise the standard".

Throw in Australia being without Smith and Warner, and it points to India starting as overwhelming favourites.

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. In essence, BCCI has indicated that India will be going with six batters.

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