Assured India sniff maiden series win in Sydney


In Test cricket he's a vital part of this team and we wanted him to be 100 percent fit for a longer period to that he can come back to us in the Test format.

India will be eyeing their maiden Test series win on Australian soil.

A troubled Australia side will head to the Sydney Cricket Ground for the fourth test against India hoping to turn over a new leaf in 2019 but still plagued by the fall-out of their annus horribilis.

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"I can't really think what else they can do". "We've got to be careful not to reward poor performances's not as if the guys are absolutely banging the door down". The Delhi- born cricketer played some glittering knocks which mostly helped India emerge on top.

Either Border or Gavaskar, and sometimes both, have been present to hand over the trophy to the winning captain of India-Australia Test series over the years, but that is unlikely to be the case after the fourth and final Test in Sydney, starting Thursday. The three-match series will be concluded in Melbourne on 18 January and the second ODI is said to take place on 15 January at Adelaide Oval.

Paine acknowledged that the absence of Smith and Warner had hurt them, adding that if Kohli and Pujara are taken out of the Indian side, the visitors would struggle too.

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For Australia, Pat Cummins has been the pick, gaining five slots to reach a career-best third position after finishing with nine wickets in the match. "The players individually - and us as management - have to make sure we get the balance right so everyone is happy and playing cricket", Langer said.

Bumrah could adjust to conditions in South Africa, England and in Australia to return as the highest wicket-taker in 2018 with 48 wickets from 22 Tests.

India leads the series 2-1 and would look to either hammer in the final nail in the Aussie coffin or maintain the margin. That is a factor why we are having a lot of starts, because they are just bowling really well and making it really hard to score.

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"The lesson we learned from that is (how they) just absorb all our pressure, we got one of the best bowling attacks in the world and they just keep rocking up and just keep absorbing the pressure", Langer said. "Everyone's desperate, everyone knows what the record is and can't wait to try to rectify what's happened so far".