Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon on Thursday said he will look to exploit the footmarks created by Indian pacer Ishant Sharma during his spell to David Warner on the opening day of the first cricket Test.
Former Australia captain Ian Chappell has no doubt that the home team will win the upcoming Test series against India but he feels the margin would depend on how the visiting batsmen tackle the pace and bounce.
India's pace spearhead Ishant Sharma believes that his "experience" of having bowled in Australian conditions will come in handy for the other bowlers but he doesn't want to be looked upon as a "role model" for the likes of Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron or Mohammed Shami.
As India gear up for the first Test match against Australia at Adelaide, their fast bowling unit will be crucial in order to make an impression in the four-match series. With pace and bounce assisting pitches in Australia, Varun Aaron fits to be India's best bet against a good looking Aussie batting line-up.
Hoping to make the final cut after being named in the 30-man probables list for the 2015 World Cup, Karnataka batsman Robin Uthappa on Thursday said that he would love to open the innings for India but would not mind being included as a wicketkeeper-batsman.
Speedster Varun Aaron bagged a rich haul of four wickets as Indians bowled out Cricket Australia XI for a none-too-impressive 243 on the first day of their second two-day warm-up match here after a week of emotional turmoil owing to Phillip Hughes' tragic death.
As fast bowlers are expected to dominate on the bouncy pitches in Australia and New Zealand during the World Cup, India skipper Virat Kohli was pleased to see Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav getting into the groove during the series-opener against Sri Lanka, here on Sunday.
Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan smashed comfortable centuries in a huge 231-run opening stand as India spanked Sri Lanka by 169 runs in the first One-dayer to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series, here on Sunday.
India's bowling coach Joe Dawes on Tuesday affirmed that he was not sacked by the BCCI instead they parted ways "amicably" even as he was very much interested in working with the team at the upcoming World Cup.