While senior man Jadeja has a wealth of experience of playing in Chennai, wrist-spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have been impressive in the limited-overs format for the team.
Kolkata: Former Australia skipper Michael Clarke on Tuesday said Steve Smith still has challenges ahead as a captain and he has to find a way for his team to succeed.
“No, I don’t think that we need to look at any series differently”.
The likes of chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, left-arm spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and all-rounder Axar Patel would vie for spots in the team.
Meanwhile, Dhoni, who also struck four boundaries and two sixes in his 75-ball knock, also forged another healthy 72-run seventh wicket stand with Bhuvneshwar Kumar (unbeaten at 32) after the loss of Pandya. Those two guys have provided that to us and they are very confident coming into this series.
However it will be the wrist spinner’s duty to ensure that he picks up important wickets on the flat pitches.
Only soured friendships and damaged relations remained after the on-field taunts and verbal scuffles on Australia’s previous tour to India.
“But the way they batted and the momentum that we got from the Zampa over and it carried on”.
“Today was an example, Sri Lanka was an example, how good they can be”.
Steve Smith who loves to lead from the front has prooved himself in various matches in the Test series.
“Spin has always played a pretty big part in ODIs particularly in these conditions”. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Dhoni have played extremely well in the series against Sri-Lanka and hence these are they are the key batsman to look up in this series as well. The average first-innings score at this venue is 264, but with modern-day batting at its best, 300-plus totals in both innings isn’t entirely implausible.
For the Aussies, not having Aaron Finch opening the batting with David Warner is not a flawless arrangement with the dashing right-hander nursing a calf problem. “It was an all-round display and I am very happy”, Kohli said after India’s 26-run win via via the Duckworth-Lewis method. “Once he gets his job done, he’ll start winning us games”, Kohli backed Rahul to the hilt.
Maxwell is one of the best fielders in world cricket.
India beat Australia 2-1 earlier this year in a controversial Test series, played in such a hostile atmosphere that Kohli said at the end he didn’t consider Australian cricketers as his “friends” any longer.
I am not really concerned. “There’s not too many around the world so it’s a little bit different and it’s been good to get someone who bowls a bit of that”. We were trying too many things, too many slower balls. Shikhar Dhawan‘s unavailability for the first three games has opened up a slot and a new strand of thought.
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The dismissal of Kohli was one of three early wickets for Nathan Coulter-Nile in the first ODI in Chennai, the paceman removing Ajinkya Rahane, Kohli and Manish Pandey in the space of just seven balls to reduce India to 3-11 after the hosts had elected to bat first.