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Inzamam's nephew Imam-ul-Haq gets another chance despite scoring a mere 73 runs in three Tests against New Zealand.
After the visitors were bowled out on the first delivery of Day 2, Australia managed a slow and steady start.
After getting bowled out for 250 from 88 overs on the very first ball of the morning session, the Aussies made it upto 57 in 27 overs losing opener Finch early followed by Marcus Harris.
Paine said the Australian team, still recovering from the furore of the ball-tampering scandal, has identified the areas that needed some changes.
Former Australia cricketer and noted coach Dav Whatmore feels that he can.
Despite the noise and general consensus that ‘this is India’s best chance to win in Australia,’ there seems to be a strategic denial of this on part of Kohli & Co.
The Australian vice-captain reminisced about his partnerships with Smith in the past, the most notable being his maiden Test century with the then captain at the other end.
Rahane said that playing at home, Australia start as favourites.
Another foreign Test series is almost upon India, and talks are bound to centre around one topic that becomes hot during those times: pace-bowling contingent.
Though the focus is undoubtedly on the pacers, there was a thought of playing wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav, but the plan has been shelved for now.
While left-handed batsman Thirimanne played his last Test in November 2017 against India, while pacer Pradeep played his last Test in October 2017 against Pakistan.
In an ideal world, Vijay’s return to the Test squad should have kept Rahul on his toes. But it has not helped him or India.
He’s been eating records for breakfast for a while. But in eight days in Australia, the ball is going to change its hue from white to red, a colour that hasn’t really been lucky for Rohit Sharma.
According to the former coach, the three pacers, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc are automatic choices with Nathan Lyon as the only spinner in the playing XI.
Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Marsh will continue to be joint vice-captains in keeping with norm set by Cricket Australia after the ball tampering scandal in South Africa.