Australian skipper Michael Clarke is ready for another litmus test having conceded that the conditions at the PCA Stadium here are pretty "similar" to the ones they encountered in the first two Tests of the four-match series.
Australian coach Mickey Arthur is not complaining that India has prepared rank turners, where some of his players stand "exposed" against spin, as he feels the host nation must prepare tracks that suit their strength.
Nathan Lyon has broken his silence for the first time after getting axed from the Australian Test team after an average performance against India in the Hyderabad Test, and the off spinner also rebuffed selectors`` claims he has technical issues that require urgent rehabilitation Lyon said he felt no need to make drastic changes and has never been more confident in his ability as an international bowler especially after taking the wicket of batting maestro, Sachin Tendulkar in the first Test, th
Australia coach Mickey Arthur has claimed his team`s morale is not rock bottom following two crushing defeats against India in the ongoing Test series, but he admitted some players are still shell shocked at the difficulty of succeeding in the harsh Indian conditions.
Former Australian speedster Brett Lee today said he was not surprised by the Chennai pitch and backed his country to bounce back in the four-Test series despite suffering an eight-wicket defeat in the first match against India at the M A Chidambaram Stadium.
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin feels that Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s magnificent batting form reflected on his captaincy which helped India produce a clinical performance in the first Test against Australia.
After securing a one nil lead over Australia in the ongoing four-match Test series at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Tuesday, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was his usual modest self in admitting that he never thought he would ever represent his country.
Australian captain Michael Clarke today conceded that it was Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s double century that turned out to be a game-changer as they were completely outplayed by India in the first cricket Test here today.
Australian all rounder Moises Henriques, who made his debut during the ongoing Chennai Test against India on Friday, said his legs started to turn to jelly while he was entering the field to bat on day one, adding his nerves died down after facing the first ball of his Test career.
Former batsman Dean Jones has claimed Australia``s decision to play four fast bowlers against India in the first Test in Chennai is a grave mistake, adding if the tourists fail to score 400-plus in their first innings they stand no chance of winning the match.