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It was best to take a break before the Adelaide Test: Pujara

It was best to take a break before the Adelaide Test: Pujara

Maxwell has played just four Tests against India, but in that time was able to reach the magic century mark - which he achieved with a breakthrough knock alongside then-skipper Steve Smith in Ranchi a year ago. I can't say what their gameplan is, but they know what line and lengths to bowl in Australia, and majority have played here in 2014-15.

"It is important to start fresh in each and every series".

He said as much in September when he announced the Test squad for Australia's Test tour of the UAE to play Pakistan - and defended the decision to overlook the merits of subcontinental specialist Glenn Maxwell.

The bowler said his team has been making plans for Kohli and a few "options" will be in place. "The stadium has been redone, the pitch has always been good".

That charm offensive has been ridiculed and criticised, with South Africa captain Faf du Plessis memorably describing Aaron Finch's team as "tame" during the recent ODI series. I thought I did well.

"He went after the bowling and got to 40-50 and then built his innings".

Taking guard against the team's frontline quicks, Smith and Warner's easy reunion with their old cohort will have eased some fears that the duo might struggle to reintegrate after their long bans for ball-tampering expire at the end of March. Rahane said that playing at home, Australia start as favourites. I don't know what the connection is but I just feel really good here.

"This is something I believe in 120 per cent, and even they have faith in themselves". Look at their bowling attack - they have really good bowlers. "As a bowling unit we are very confident and the bowlers will stick to their basics".

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"Definitely Smith and Warner are quality players, and I will not take anything away from them".

"But on a given day, anyone can score a hundred". Usman Khawaja and Aaron Finch are equally unsafe in their conditions.

This set the stage for Warne v Tendulkar round two, and it was the batsman who came out on top on a dusty, spin-friendly wicket.

Australia's 2-0 win over India in 2014/15 was marked by a string of conduct violations, with Kohli one of the chief antagonists in a heated series.

And Head, who is among seven batsmen vying for six spots in the Test team, is predicting some torrid internal battles in the nets. Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma bowled the bulk of the overs among pacers.

"If the situation isn't going your way. you will go hard at that person, be it in your body language or just putting in a word or two". Its bowling attack is decent, but it will have to think on how to dismiss a strong Indian batting line-up to stay in the game.

"Kookaburra ball, after 30-35 overs, is relatively easy to bat against".

There has been a greater focus internationally on the health of pitches this year, an issue which gained traction after the sub-standard MCG deck used in last summer's drawn Ashes Test led to the venue being formally rated poor by the International Cricket Council. "If they can put Virat Kohli under enough pressure. everybody in the world is a person, a human".