Published: Thu, December 06, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Virat Kohli Plays a Deadly Bouncer from Mohammed Shami

Virat Kohli Plays a Deadly Bouncer from Mohammed Shami

India captain Virat Kohli pleasantly finds himself spoilt for pace choice, a luxury none of his predecessors in the job had, and is naturally upbeat about winning the four-test series Down Under, something the previous Indian teams could not manage in 11 previous attempts.

Spearhead Ishant Sharma averages 62 over 10 Tests in Australia and took 1-73 in Sydney.

In the video, Kohli is seen ducking bouncers and dispatching imperious cover drives in Adelaide.

India regularly posted first-innings scores in excess of 400 in that series, but lost the first two matches in Adelaide and Brisbane before drawing the MCG and SCG Tests. The jersey was donned by Kohli during the fourth Test between India and Australia on the 2014-15 tour. India have won just five of 44 Tests they played in Australia over seven decades is indicative of the scale of the task Virat Kohli faces if he is to inscribe his name in the honour roll marked "great Test captains".

India declared and set Australia 348 to win, and they were bundled out for just 168 on the final day with Tendulkar, not surprisingly, named man-of-the-match.

Hazlewood said spicy net sessions were the ideal preparation for whatever India were planning on throwing at Australia.

The chief executive said that the fans turned up in significant numbers when they had day-night Test match but the same is not the case with day games.

But the superstar added he expects that in every Test, suggesting this summer will be played in better spirits than recent heated Border-Gavaskar contests.

Bumrah looked in good rhythm as he bowled Coleman with a well-aimed yorker off his seventh delivery.

"We have some goals as a batting unit.I don't think there is any pressure on the batting unit. I'm sure we'll find out soon", Marsh said.

Australia's quest for reverse swing led to a ball-tampering scandal against South Africa in March this year and this will be the first Test at home for the hosts since that infamous Cape Town Test. 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. We held the Aussies at bay through the '80s and things began downhill only with Azharuddin's touring team of 1991-92 when Team India proved incapable of even sniffing at a win despite so many splendid batting performances by Sachin Tendulkar and Ravi Shastri's double hundred at SCG.

"I love playing cricket here, excited about the opportunities that lay ahead".

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