India vs Australia: Shane Warne makes prediction for the blockbuster series

India vs Australia: Shane Warne makes prediction for the blockbuster series

India vs Australia: Shane Warne makes prediction for the blockbuster series

Paine said: "Mitch Marsh probably hasn't been as consistent as he would like and we would like".

2018 will go down as one of the most hard years for the Australian test team but after tough tours to South Africa and the UAE against Pakistan where they lost both series, they return home now where they are notoriously strong to play India. Yes, they will miss Warner and Steve Smith, but that confidence level, the attitude and the approach you expect of an Australian player, an Australian team - the character of the Australian sides against whom I played - that character is not obvious in this Australian team.

Welcome to our live report for the opening Test from Adelaide as the eagerly anticipated series between Australia and India gets underway. Most likely at some stage this series we'll need him.

India suffered a huge blow ahead of the Test with young opener Prithvi Shaw ruled out after suffering ankle ligament damage during their final warm-up game against a Cricket Australia XI.

"And probably the fact that all our three quicks go in real fresh".

They have rested all their key bowlers like Starc, Hazlewood and Cummins with this series in mind and they will look to make good use of the favourable conditions in Adelaide which should favour the quick bowlers but offer some spin for Nathan Lyon as the match progresses. "We have confidence in them, particularly at the start of the series". "I'm sure there will be opportunities at times when we can hopefully put their spinners under pressure and try and put some big overs into their fast bowlers", Paine said.

"They haven't had great success in Australia in the past, as Australia haven't had in India".

Marcus Harris will be making his Test debut at the top of the order with Aaron Finch.

Based on recent Tests at Adelaide Oval, which have been played on a lush pitch designed with one eye on protecting the pink ball, Australia believe they do not need an extra bowler.

"In terms of skill, in terms of experience, in terms of how we are playing, our mindset, we definitely feel we have the ability to win a series here", said Kohli.

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