Greg Chappell expects Australia to be competitive on home turf

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As Cricket Australia takes fresh guard to tackle the upheaval triggered by the events of March 24, 2018, when then captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner, and Cameron Bancroft were banned for their involvement in ball-tampering, national talent manager and selector Greg Chappell is confident that the team will turn a corner.

He rebuilt Australia's innings with a 191-run fifth-wicket stand alongside Smith as Australia piled on 451 for the first innings: exactly the sort of total they'll be chasing in every Test this summer. Young Archie Schiller has been added to the Oz squad for the Adelaide Test match.

The number five slot will be a toss-up between Peter Handscomb, who was dropped for the Pakistan tests, and two-test lefthander Travis Head, whose high regard from selectors outstrips his humble numbers in Shield cricket.

His performance has been below par in Australia in comparison to his overall Test record.

Paine has drawn criticism for pledging Australia will be better behaved but has steadfastly argued that winning and good sportsmanship are not mutually exclusive. "They have got a really good bowling attack", he said. He was the back-up opener for them but an injury to Shaw opened the doors of the side for him.

"We know R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadejda and Kuldeep Yadav are all world-class spinners". He has played just five Tests but has been remarkable as he already has 19 wickets to his name at a notable average of 25.26.

The 2007-08 tour of Australia was not the first tour that had witnessed some downright poor umpiring that hurt the Indians.

What would be Australia's biggest strength going into the series against India? Drawing a solitary Test in the upcoming series will keep India at No 1.

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Mitchell Johnson and Virat Kohli clashed regularly in the 2014-15 series.

Ponting also provided a game plan for how he would look to counter Kohli, encouraging the Australians to play on his ego by cutting off the boundaries and making run-scoring as hard as possible with tight lines. "That's the biggest opportunity for us right now".

"I always make sure I bowl when (fellow quicks) Pat (Cummins) or Mitch (Starc) are batting so I don't have to face them".

The Indian Fast Bowlers have been bowling superbly in the recent past, and that has been clearly witnessed when India toured South Africa and England earlier this Year. In reply, Kumble had the Aussie batsmen tied in knots as he went on claim eight wickets in the first innings. In his 12th year as an worldwide cricketer, to many "that spell to Ponting" still defines Ishant Sharma.

It's a formline that dictates he is the key man in the Indian batting order. With the help of his ability to swing the ball both ways and occasional knuckle balls, Bhuvneshwar has picked up 63 wickets in 21 Test matches so far.

Murali Vijay made a comeback to the Test purely based on his experience of playing in Australia.

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