Adelaide is favorite ground away from home: Virat Kohli

Adelaide is favorite ground away from home: Virat Kohli

The report said, India are "scared of the bounce" in Brisbane, "scared of the unknown" in Perth and "scared of the dark" in Adelaide which is in reference of India's reluctance to play day-night Test at the Adelaide Oval.

Ajinkya Rahane will have to step up and be the glue in the middle order, like he did wonderfully in the last tour down under.

Speaking about the previous tour, when Virat Kohli and Mitchell Johnson were involved in quite a few altercations out in the centre, Ponting said that Kohli can be quite rattled. "The quicks are going to have to bowl a bit more and we have full faith that Nathan Lyon can do the job in any conditions". But after the ball-tampering bans on Steve Smith and David Warner, many former cricketers have spoken about bringing a change in Australia's team culture. But I was still batting completely opposite to Virat. With anyone like him who likes to attain freely, he is clearly were given a large ego however there is different issues you'll do.

Despite the huge pressure, the curators are focused on the root of their jobs - nurturing the plants and trying to get the best out of them every time.

"People will criticise or appreciate, but for us it matters to stay together in hard times".

Kohli averaged 86.50 with the bat that series, scoring 692 runs in eight innings, including four centuries. "So it will help me in this series", he said. Lyon's 12-wicket match return matched Australia's total wickets lost for the Border-Gavaskar series opener. In England and South Africa, we learnt a lot and there are definitely areas to improve.

"Yes, Australian teams of the past have always had few words to say but it was always on the back of some good hostile bowling, you can't do without it".

His focus is on playing long.

"I can not comment on what Australia will do". The belief inside the Australian dressing room contrasts with doomsayers following successive series losses to South Africa and Pakistan. I thought I did well.

"With the drop-in pitch, there's more of the sameness about things from city to city, and place to place", Australian cricket historian Bernard Whimpress told AFP."Which makes me sort of think, why don't they just forget about the drop-in pitch and put in artificial turf or something".

With Smith and Warner not being there the pressure of winning will be that much more on Kohli. Look at their bowling attack they have really good bowlers.

"He walks out, we respect him but we won't go lightly on him".

"But on a given day, anyone can score a hundred".

So dominant and so psychologically scarring were Ashwin's whirring varieties of offies, carroms and dippers that viewing the late-night cricket from afar should have come with an "x" rated warning, especially for Australia's quartet of lefties, Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh and Travis Head. And they have an experienced set of bowlers in Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah. "We're all leaders in our own right", said Hazlewood in a press conference ahead of the first Test.

But big Ash, discovered less than a decade ago via Twenty20 cricket, is so pivotal to captain Virat Kohli's trophy quest that on occasions he will be entrusted with the new ball.

"When you bat at number four or five, it is important to give yourself some time, first 15-20 minutes, and you should visualise the situation from dressing room". You have some goals as a batting unit and you want to accomplish that. You have to have that intent, he signed off.