The Australians, led by Steve Smith, arrived here from Bangladesh after drawing a two-Test series and the match tomorrow would give them opportunity to at least switch to the One-day format. The reigning 50-over World Champions have struggled to counter spin and captain Steve Smith has admitted it will a big challenge for them to adapt to spin-frie...
Smith, who has eight ODI centuries, said he was not too concerned about the differences between him and the home captain but to be successful in this series, they will have to get Kohli out cheaply.
Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav returned while Shardul Thakur was dropped from the 16-member squad
India defeated Australia 2-1 in the recently concluded four-Test series to reclaim the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
From this year onwards, March 30 will be remembered as 'World Apology Day,' R Ashwin tweeted.
Australia captain Steve Smith said on Thursday that he is not sure if Virat Kohli was hinting at him in his tweet but for him, the series is well and truly over.
India captain Virat Kohli said that his comments about the end of his friendship with the Australian cricketers had been blown out of proportion.
Virat Kohli's 'no-longer-friends with Aussies' comments are only his opinion, feels the Australian coach.
The Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team defeated Australia 2-1 in the four-Test series to reclaim the Border-Gavaskar Trophy on Tuesday.
Former Australia captain and opening batsman Mark Taylor criticised India captain Virat Kohli for his post-match comments on no longer being friends with the Australian side after a hard-fought series that ended with India reclaiming the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
Kerry O'Keeffe feels that Smith over-reacted too often during the lost Test series against India.
Australia lost the four-match Test series 1-2 to India. Cricket Australia praised their team's performance despite the defeat.
Mitchell Johnson's remarks came in after India captain Virat Kohli said that Australian cricketers were no longer his friends
Smith, who apologised for letting emotions get the better of him throughout the series, also had a brief chat with India's stand-in captain Rahane after the game.
Ajinkya Rahane performed the duties in his own quiet way, a contrast to the usually animated Virat Kohli on the field.
The BCCI on Tuesday announced a cash award of Rs 50 lakh each for the Indian cricket team after the hosts won the series 2-1 against Australia and reclaimed the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
Australia skipper Steve Smith had tendered an apology saying that 'the emotions got the better of him'.