The Indian bowling might have come under heavy criticism from all quarters after the 2-0 Test series loss, but former Australia cricketer Damien Fleming insists that sticking to the present bunch of bowlers will be beneficial in the longer run.
Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar feels that Ishant Sharma should step up in a leadership role as the bowling unit has the skill set and ability to take 20 Australian wickets in the third cricket Test starting tomorrow at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Australia`s chirpy opening batsman David Warner has described his team`s mental battles with opponents as banter, not sledging, and says he has no plans to curb the exchanges despite things getting lost in translation occasionally.
Injured Indian seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, nursing a sore left ankle that forced his exclusion from the first two Tests against Australia, Tuesday batted without any discomfort in the nets here, raising his chances of inclusion in the Boxing Day Test team.
Australia dominated proceedings once again as their fitting performance at the Gabba in Brisbane, continued to haunt India. The Aussies who recorded back to back Test match victories, looked dominating on all fronts and handed India a four-wicket blow.
In sports, numbers are everything. In a high stake series like the one between Australia and India Down Under, numbers are bound to excite. But beware, not all numbers will help keep sanity, especially if one is an Indian fan.
India virtually snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, slumping to an agonising 48-run loss in the pulsating first cricket Test against Australia despite captain Virat Kohli's gallant second successive hundred in the match here on Saturday.
Opener David Warner extended his purple patch with the bat by cracking his second century of the match as the first cricket Test against India headed for an exciting finish with Australia gaining an overall lead of 363 runs runs here today.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who has been India's prime bowler for quite some time now, is doubtful to play in the opening Test against Australia at Adelaide Oval scheduled to start from Tuesday, due to a left ankle injury.
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.
Indian batsmen got some much-needed workout ahead of the Test series against Australia as they put up 375 runs in 90 overs before their two-day tour game against Cricket Australia XI ended in a draw at the Glenelg Oval here on Friday.
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.