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India vs Australia: On seamer-friendly track, Aussies might replace Steve O'Keefe with Jackson Bird

India vs Australia: On seamer-friendly track, Aussies might replace Steve O'Keefe with Jackson Bird

In Ranchi, on a track which was less conducive for spinners, O'Keefe bowled 77 overs without much success.

Ind vs Aus 2017: Jackson Bird may replace Steve O'Keefe for seamer-friendly Dharamsala track, feels Mitchell Johnson

Ind vs Aus 2017: Jackson Bird may replace Steve O'Keefe for seamer-friendly Dharamsala track, feels Mitchell Johnson

"For them (India) to know that it's not about Steve Smith and David Warner, other guys in the team can perform and can play out for a draw. They dug in and played exceptional cricket."

Australia vs Pakistan, 3rd Test: Australia to play with two spinners, Misbah-ul-Haq still assessing last defeat

Australia vs Pakistan, 3rd Test: Australia to play with two spinners, Misbah-ul-Haq still assessing last defeat

Spinners Steve O`Keefe and Ashton Agar have been included in a 13-man squad for a Sydney Cricket Ground wicket that is expected to turn.

Pakistan rides on Azhar Ali's century, to close day 2 on 310-6 at a gloomy MCG

Pakistan rides on Azhar Ali's century, to close day 2 on 310-6 at a gloomy MCG

After 39 overs were lost on the opening day, the soggy weather wiped out the entire middle session, frustrating home fans and the Australian bowlers.

Jackson Bird gets Australia rolling but rain halts play at MCG on Day 1; Pakistan 142/4

Jackson Bird gets Australia rolling but rain halts play at MCG on Day 1; Pakistan 142/4

Bird (2-53) struck twice in quick succession just before the rain set in to give the home team the ascendancy, removing experienced duo Younis Khan (21) and Misbah-ul-Haq (11).

Australia vs Pakistan: Steve Smith announces team for Boxing Day Test against Pakistan

Australia vs Pakistan: Steve Smith announces team for Boxing Day Test against Pakistan

The series opener, a pink ball day-night Test, was won by Australia, by 39 runs with skipper himself scoring a brilliant hundred in their first innings at Gabba.

Australia vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 2: Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Jackson Bird decimate Misbah-ul-Haq & Co in Brisbane

Australia vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 2: Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Jackson Bird decimate Misbah-ul-Haq & Co in Brisbane

At the close, Pakistan were hanging on at 97 for eight and trailing by 332 runs with Sarfraz Ahmed on 31 and Mohammad Amir not out eight.

Australia vs South Africa: Faf du Plessis ton puts Proteas in strong position in day-night Test

Australia vs South Africa: Faf du Plessis ton puts Proteas in strong position in day-night Test

Hazlewood was the best of the Australian bowlers with four wickets for 68.

Dominant Australia ride on skipper Steve Smith's incredible success in Test cricket

Dominant Australia ride on skipper Steve Smith's incredible success in Test cricket

Smith delivered the goods with a starry display at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch.

New Zealand vs Australia, 2nd Test: Josh Hazlewood pleads guilty to dissent in umpire row, fined by ICC

New Zealand vs Australia, 2nd Test: Josh Hazlewood pleads guilty to dissent in umpire row, fined by ICC

Hazlewood saw his temper flaring high after a lbw appeal for the wicket of Kane Williamson was turned down.