Australia v India - Test Series 2018/19

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4 match test series starts midnight tonight. Surely India have not had a better chance to finally win in Australia.

Looking forward to it and see how India's pace attack (whom were impressive in England) perform in Australia. The batsmen need to step up.

Shame it's on BT as the commentary really sucks.

First test will be the key and predict 3-0 India.
 

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IMO, I reckon it will depend massively how India's top order handle the Aussie bowling attack who are a proper handful at home.
They will no doubt target Kohli and he will need much better support around him than he got in the summer.
Would like to see India win but wouldn't surprise me if the Aussie's win the first test.
 

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Shame it's on BT as the commentary really sucks
I suspect they'll take the commentary from the Seven Network, who along with Fox have taken over the rights to show Cricket in Australia from Channel 9, rather than have their own commentary team.
 

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That Australia top 7 must be the weakest batting line up they've had in years. However, in Starc, Cummings, Hazlewood and Lyon they still have an excellent attack.

It all comes down to how India bat and whether anyone other than Kohli can score runs, in England they couldn't and that was why they lost so many close games.

Always think that in close series it comes down to who has the better bowling attack, so I still think Australia may win the series. 2-1 Australia for me but for once I will be supporting India.
 

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My slight concern is that the Indian seamers are pretty similar to our seam attack and while they were very impressive in our conditions I am not sure they will get much out of Aussie conditions, I hope I am wrong and they skittle the Aussies in every test!
 

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not favouring either side as much as praying for a cracking series of Test cricket, which it has every chance of being.
 
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I suspect they'll take the commentary from the Seven Network, who along with Fox have taken over the rights to show Cricket in Australia from Channel 9, rather than have their own commentary team.
Good to hear ...
 
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Hello IB. :wave:
IMO, I reckon it will depend massively how India's top order handle the Aussie bowling attack who are a proper handful at home.
They will no doubt target Kohli and he will need much better support around him than he got in the summer.
Would like to see India win but wouldn't surprise me if the Aussie's win the first test.
Will target Kohli no doubt but he has adjusted his stance slight when he will faced Starc. Kohli had all sorts of problems last time in India when face the Australian bowling. Although he has a cracking record in Australia and scored 4 centuries last time out.
 
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My slight concern is that the Indian seamers are pretty similar to our seam attack and while they were very impressive in our conditions I am not sure they will get much out of Aussie conditions, I hope I am wrong and they skittle the Aussies in every test!

Slight disagreement, Indian seamers have more pace than England bowlers whom can all bowl near 90mph. But yes be interesting to see how they will do.
 
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That Australia top 7 must be the weakest batting line up they've had in years. However, in Starc, Cummings, Hazlewood and Lyon they still have an excellent attack.

It all comes down to how India bat and whether anyone other than Kohli can score runs, in England they couldn't and that was why they lost so many close games.

Always think that in close series it comes down to who has the better bowling attack, so I still think Australia may win the series. 2-1 Australia for me but for once I will be supporting India.
Agree on the first part but then again not many players can score runs in English conditions as shown by the England top order. I think India have the better bowling attack IMO.
 

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The media down here are pretty quiet about it, which is a sign they think they're going to get smashed. Hope so :bound:

Actually I've got the passport now.

I'll get behind their olympic womens netball team.
 

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The media down here are pretty quiet about it, which is a sign they think they're going to get smashed. Hope so :bound:

Actually I've got the passport now.

I'll get behind their olympic womens netball team.
Sell out. Go and castigate yourself accordingly
 

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not the type of start India wanted...
 

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Just watching the wickets from yesterday. That underarm run-out was one of the best/luckiest I have ever seen.
 

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Just watching the wickets from yesterday. That underarm run-out was one of the best/luckiest I have ever seen.
Shame for Pujara to go that way. Without him though, India would have been shagged. Why didn't he bat this way in county cricket? :banghead:
 
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Proper test match. Can't remember the last time under 200 runs were scored in one day.

Thought Indian bowling was superb and have got the Indian batsmen out of a hole again. Ashwin whom has never done that well in Australia was the star man for India.
 

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Proper test match. Can't remember the last time under 200 runs were scored in one day.

Thought Indian bowling was superb and have got the Indian batsmen out of a hole again. Ashwin whom has never done that well in Australia was the star man for India.
Back to the 70's????
 

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India favourites at the moment, despite losing VK towards the end of today's play.
 
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Cracking test match. India should win their first opening test match in Australia. All 4 results are still possible and that’s what you want going into the final day.
 

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Indian would be out of sight if they hadn't thrown away the last 3 or 4 wickets, they should go on and win tonight though.
 

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Great stuff from Pujara. Two good knocks. Good to see others chipping in. Ashwin has got more joy out of the pitch than Lyon. Very interesting. A good series this but hope India win
 

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Two wickets in the first session of the final day for India.

This won't last much longer.
 

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still going well into the afternoon session...interesting phase of play!
 

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India win by 32 runs.
 
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Fantastic advert for test match cricket. Pujara big difference between the two sides although massive credit to the Indian bowlers. Thought the Australians lower order batted well.

Important win for India - they needed a good start to a test series overseas.
 

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31 actually, but you would have thought it would be more when Aussies were 228-8 and 259-9.
 

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Great win for India. You wonder why the Australian think tank did not schedule Brisbane for the 1st test as the Aussies have an amazing record there. A great chance for India to finally get a series win there.
 

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Australia 277/6 after day 1. Think India will be happy with this especially how well Australia openers did before lunch.

Got to question Kohli's judgement not playing a recognised spinner but only time will tell how much Lyon will get out of this pitch. Be an interesting day 2 in how many runs the Aussie get and how the Indian batsmen can handle the Aussie bowlers.

Not also sure what to make of 'drop in' pitches.
 

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Australia 277/6 after day 1. Think India will be happy with this especially how well Australia openers did before lunch.

Got to question Kohli's judgement not playing a recognised spinner but only time will tell how much Lyon will get out of this pitch. Be an interesting day 2 in how many runs the Aussie get and how the Indian batsmen can handle the Aussie bowlers.

Not also sure what to make of 'drop in' pitches.
Is it as quick and bouncy as the WACA? If so Australia are definitely on top after day 1.
 
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What a superb day of test match cricket again. Kohli comes in at 8-2 on a pitch that is doing all sorts and then plays a top notch innings. The battle between Cummins and Kohli was excellent to watch.

I honestly believe he is the best test batsmen I have ever seen.
 
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2018 has been a great year for test match cricket. SA v Ind, Eng v Ind, NZ winning in Pakistan with three great matches, Eng v Sri Lanka and now this test series.

Really is a shame the Australia v India test series is on BT Sport with less audience in the UK to watch it.
 
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You never said.:D

If he leads them to victory in this test it will be some performance. He is a hell of a cricketer I would admit. He seems to have it all.
There is no question he is the best ODI batsmen of all time. His ODI stats proves that.

People always bring up Bradman as the best ever test batsmen because of his average but then everyone seems to forget he played 90% of his tests against one team.

Kohli is definitely the best Indian test match batsmen ever IMO. For me it was always Gavaskar but I met Sunny a few weeks ago in India and even he acknowledge to me Kohli is something else. What makes Kohli a great is that he adjusts his game to different bowlers and pitches and his work ethic is something else.
 
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Controversial dismissal on the verge of lunch turns the match in Australia's favour.
Completely. It was clear that the ball hit the ground. Kohli was on course for a double century.

Probably Kohli’s best innings. First Indian since Sachin’s 100 in 1992 that a player has scored a century at Perth.
 

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