Australian cricket team practices ahead of second test match

Tammy Harvey
March 3, 2017

In eight matches, from 2011 to 2015, Kohli has scored 992 runs at an average of 62.00.

For a long time India had been opposed the use of DRS, but relented in the Test series against England late past year. We are really looking to forward to this game to get back to winning ways.

Renshaw has recovered from injury and illness and is in no doubt for the second Test, which starts on Saturday in Bangalore.

Kumble though felt it was unfortunate that Nair had been warming the benches. "That's how the team composition goes", Kumble said. We only look at what we need to tick.

He said the trekking trip to the Western Ghats also helped team move on from the heavy defeat.

"People have been successful in a group". It all depends on what we believe is the right combination to win a Test match. Our aim is to win every game.

"That's what we didn't do in the last game". Two days out, the grass was duly shaved, giving it a firm yet baked look.

The controversial wicket, which was likened to "the surface of Mars" by Shane Warne, provided plenty of assistance for spinners from both Australia and India.

Against all expectations, India crashed to a 333-run defeat inside three days to hand Australia a 1-0 lead in the four-Test series. "I go into the middle with an open mind and look to adapt according to the pitch conditions", he informed.

The Karnataka player said that the training scheduled for the net session is set by head coach Anil Kumble and is put on a board. So we need to tick all those boxes - be it partnerships as a batting unit, partnerships as a bowling unit or taking those catches - all those things are important to win Test matches.

Australia's unlikely triumph in Pune has left the series nicely poised as the Indians are expected to come back strongly in Bangalore in conditions that won't provide as much assistance to the likes of O'Keefe and Lyon, whilst still being familiar and favourable for the hosts. What has happened has happened, it is done and dusted.

"You don't want to guess too much on those sort of wickets". Australia played really well. We're proud of where we've come but now we've got three more Tests to go.

Obviously, quite painful that loss at home especially and we said before to South Africa's credit we played well.

"We beat Sri Lanka, England, West Indies and against quality sides. And that's exactly what we are looking forward", he added. I am sure it will be a result wicket.

Vijay stated that he expects the wicket at the Chinnaswamy Stadium to be a good one but personally he has never been bothered by the nature of the 22 yards. It's too early to talk about that.

"India have had a shocker with the reviews", Shastri, who played 80 Tests for India, said on Star Sports.

"When I see the wicket, I'll adapt", Warner said. We have won from hard situations. I think I did mention in the previous presser, or probably against Bangladesh, someone asked me about the opposition.

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