India lost their second consecutive World Test Championship (WTC) final to Australia recently and Hussain said that Rishabh Pant was being sorely missed by India.
When a scribe asked if there were concerns about the lack of big knocks from Kohli, the Indian captain said the team doesn't care about "outside noises."
In response, former cricketer Ravi Shastri said that’s how it’s always been and, sometimes, you have buddies who are also colleagues.
The series will also see the return of Moeen Ali, coming back from retirement in the longest format, owing to the team management's request as a replacement for injured Jack Leach.
These are some tacit observations of former Australia fast bowler Glenn McGrath on the just-concluded World Test Championship title match that Australia won beating India by 209 runs.
At the end of the World Test Championship cycle, India might have to take a hard look at the performances of No 3-5 batters and act on the player pool for the same.
The fines were imposed after India were ruled to be five overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration, while Australia were found to be four overs short.
Having missed their chance to win yet another ICC title, the transitional phase at the start of new WTC 2023-25 cycle will be key for India if they wish to end barren run since 2013
India's underwhelming record in ICC tournaments continued with a 209-run hammering by Australia in the World Test Championship (WTC) final in London on Sunday.
Scott Boland (3/46) was the best bowler on view as he removed Kohli and Jadeja in a single over to decisively end the contest and the rest was formality.
After the end of the play, while Cameron Green said he had taken the catch, Shubman Gill took to social media to express his anger at the decision.
Chasing a mammoth target, Kohli and Rahane keep team alive despite losing wickets against run of play on Day 4
Starc, who has had an up and down Test so far, had to remind the Australian cricket press corps that the final was still up in the air after Friday's third day.
India ended the fourth day on 164 for 3 in pursuit of a world record chase of 444; the highest chase at The Oval is 263.
Rahane, Thakur arrest slide but Australia take sizeable lead on Day 3 at The Oval
Sure, the short turnaround time between the IPL and a final such as this means there will always be some corners cut when it comes to preparation time.
Australia are now 111-4 at the end of day three, with a lead of 284 on a pitch showing signs of variable bounce.
Usually, dates for the global events are announced well in advance to give fans an opportunity to plan their travel and accommodation properly apart from giving teams an idea of who they face when.
Cummins-led pace attack used wobble seam to attack the stumps more, reducing Sharma & Co. to 151/5 on Day 2.
India were reeling at 151 for five at stumps in response to Australia's first innings score of 469, trailing by 318 runs.