Steve Waugh calls Australia Tests a 'significant chance' for India

Steve Waugh calls Australia Tests a 'significant chance' for India

Steve Waugh calls Australia Tests a 'significant chance' for India

As one of seven batsmen in the squad, Head is bracing for a couple days of highly competitive training as the selectors make their final call on the shape of the starting XI for the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar series, but it would be hard to imagine the South Australia captain being denied a chance to start in the middle order at Adelaide Oval, the ground he has played more of his cricket than anywhere else. If you see his recent bowling, he has made a lot of changes - I can't describe what it is in [a] press conference.

The Adelaide Oval had hosted the first day-night Test in 2015, between Australia and New Zealand, which lasted three days.

While the focus of all attention from an Indian point of view has been Virat Kohli, who has been their standout batsman on Test tours this year and has an exceptional record in India, Watson believes the other members of the Indian batting can produce the goods too, while identifying Jasprit Bumrah as the premier bowling threat for Australia. "He's very confident now and whatever adjustments he has to make, he's already done it".

"To be honest, we got what we wanted in the practice game", Pujara said.

"They know what line and lengths to bowl in Australia, and majority have played here in 2014-15".

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"I think it's important that guys play the way that suits them". And when we are out there batting, it's about batting as a unit.

"It doesn't mean we'll be the nicest team in the world to play against by any stretch of the imagination. So while there is no doubt this is India's best chance to win in Australia, it's still incredibly challenging to be able to win away", Watson was quoted as saying in India Today. "They got the ball to move around. But we need to be mindful of keeping ourselves calm enough so we can execute our skills as well". I just want to go out there, contribute and give a good start for my team. So playing and performing well against them will help me in this series.

India will take on Australia in the four-Test series beginning on Thursday and former Australia batsman Dean Jones has advised against provoking Kohli. So he should get the full quota of matches in the series.

"What we did really well a year ago was build pressure, no-one eased up, and eventually the batsmen felt it".

"Playing Australia in Australia is very tough but having said that this is India's best chance to win, especially because (Steve) Smith and (David) Warner are missing", he said.

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