Can Kohli go past another Sachin Tendulkar record in Australia?

Can Kohli go past another Sachin Tendulkar record in Australia?

Hough had kept an extra layer of grass to increase the durability of the pink ball in day-night Test and he doesn't see the need for a change in the red ball Test beginning on Thursday.

The caveat to the approach of bowling full - and it is a significant one - is that it leaves Australia's bowlers open to the risk of leaking runs; Kohli is brutal in punishing balls that stray a fraction onto his pads.

The four-match Test series between India and Australia is all set to get underway on Thursday, December 6 at the renowned Adelaide Oval. While India, barring the loss in England and South Africa, have looked unstoppable in Tests, Australian cricket is going through a turmoil. "They're one of the best bowling units in the world". "So while there is no doubt this is India's best chance to win in Australia, it's still incredibly challenging to be able to win away", Watson was quoted as saying in India Today. Australian batsman Nielsen also appreciated Kohli after the wicket, Nielsen tapped Kohli's shoulder.

"With Smith and Warner not being there the pressure of winning will be that much more on Kohli".

"Sad that it happened the first time he came out on the field", star spinner Ravichandran Ashwin told reporters.

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Australia are still favourites to win the four-Test series against India even without Steve Smith and David Warner because of the strength of their bowling attack, Ajinkya Rahane said on Tuesday.

But it is the five-day format that Kohli and India are looking to conquer, with India never having won a series in Australia in more than 70 years of trying.

Kohli is confident that now is the time to buck that trend. In their previous 11 tours, they have only managed to win five matches out of 44 Tests they have played in Australia.

"Just being out on Adelaide Oval, in the sunshine, under a nice blue sky and running around with his heroes - who, to a man, were all really moved by his story - it should be terrific for everyone".

Paine concedes his pace attack of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins can get hot under the collar in the heat of competition, and urged them to not rise to any bait. "And we have been playing good cricket outside of India now and this is a very good opportunity for the team to perform well". Had he been the captain, Ponting says he wouldn't have allowed Kohli to get a good start. "And I think it's important that we get those long partnerships together, in Australia that will really help us a lot". However, the same can be said of overcooking them and creating a fresh setback that could ruin Australia's plans for next year's World Cup and Ashes.

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