The Indian cricket team was mocked by an Australian tabloid after reaching Adelaide for the opening Test of the four-match series.
South Africa captain Faf du Plessis opened up on why India will challenge Australia in the upcoming four-match Test series.
Cameron Bancroft will complete his 9-month suspension next month while the Steve Smith and David Warner (serving 12-month bans respectively) will have to sit out for another three months.
Michael Clarke also rejected suggestions that he helped create a culture that led to the ball-tampering scandal.
The Australians have endured a dire run of form since the ball-tampering scandal, losing 17 matches out of 24 in all formats.
Steve Smith and David Warner are being quietly eased back into the fold to help their bowlers combat Virat Kohli.
David Warner was banned for a year for his role in the infamous Cape Town ball-tampering scandal.
Virat Kohli thinks India need to focus on the little things to come out on top.
Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft will all have to serve their full bans for ball-tampering.
Steve Smith was retained by Rajasthan Royals while David Warner was retained by SunRisers Hyderabad for the IPL 2019.
Sourav Ganguly also said that this is India's best chance to win a Test series in Australia.
Cameron Bancroft's 9-month ban will end on December 29, 2018.
In absence of David Warner and Steve Smith, Australia lost their previous Test series 0-1 against Pakistan.
David Warner and Steve Smith are currently serving 12-month bans from the Australian national team after being found guilty in the ball-tampering controversy.
Both Steve Smith and David Warner were given a warm reception by the crowd.
Pat Howard, who was due to leave next year, has brought forward his departure to next week, while broadcasting chief Ben Amarfio left on Wednesday.
Mark Taylor has joined the list of officials who have quit the organisation. Chief executive James Sutherland and Chairman David Peever had quit last week.
This will be the first series between South Africa and Australia after the two were involved in the infamous Test series earlier in the year.