There would be plenty to ponder for Australia's new skipper Steve Smith on Day 2 of the second Test match as most of his bowlers have looked out of form while the Indian batsmen have scored runs at ease.
India will continue to play the aggressive brand of cricket, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni declared today as the team aims to erase the 1-0 deficit when the second cricket Test begins here on Wednesday.
Bolstered by the return of regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India will look to regroup and fight their way back into the four-match series when they face Australia on a lively Gabba wicket in the second cricket Test starting here on Wednesday.
In the opening Test between India and Australia we have seen Virat Kohli leading the Indian side for the very first time in Test cricket. And now in the second Test, scheduled to take place at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia are going to play under newly appointed skipper Steven Smith.
Former captain Sunil Gavaskar strongly feels that people should restrain themselves from creating a captaincy controversy as Mahendra Singh Dhoni will take over the mantle from stand-in skipper Virat Kohli, in the second cricket Test, starting in Brisbane on Wednesday.
Former Australian skipper Mark Taylor has come out and praised Virat Kohli for the way he marshalled the Indian team in the first Test here, saying the young batsman knows how to play cricket Down Under.
Excitement, thrill, action, reaction, altercation, drama, emotions; the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy played at Adelaide Oval covered all these aspects and set the tone for rest of the series.
Former Australia cricket captain Ian Chappell feels India Test skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has passed his use-by-date and it's the perfect time to make Virat Kohli a full-time leader for the longest version of the game.
Australia's David Warner and India duo Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli were today found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the fourth day?s play in the first cricket Test, which the hosts won by 48 runs.
Ravaged by injuries, Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke today said that he may never play again, even though he would do everything he can to return after virtually ruling himself out of the remaining three Test matches against India.
His gamble to go for a win while chasing a steep target did not pay off in the opening cricket Test against Australia but India's stand-in skipper Virat Kohli today said he does not regret the strategy as playing defensively for a draw would have resulted in a bigger loss.