Tim Paine names Australian XI to feature in first Test

India vs Australia 1st Test Cheteshwar Pujara Ton Helps India Fight Back Against Australia On Day 1

Cheteshwar Pujara scored his third Test century against Australia

It's the kind of vision that will send tremors down the spine of Australia's bowling attack, showcasing the best batsman in the world hitting them with insane power and ideal technique, less than 24 hours before the crucial first Test.

On Tuesday, the brother of Australia batsman Usman Khawaja was taken into custody by counter-terrorism police investigating the discovery in August of a laptop computer containing a fake terrorist hit-list. "We have confidence in them, particularly at the start of the series".

India captain Virat Kohli is not going to steer completely clear of banter and a bit of sledging against Australia but he's also confident that he doesn't see anything below the belt happening.

"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".

"This is a team sport. and it is the job of each and every bat to contribute for the team".

"He's an aggressive little player, hell play his shots but hes also improved his defence". In their previous 11 tours, they have only managed to win five matches out of 44 Tests they have played in Australia.

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There was tension well before that, with legpsinner bowler Shane Warne adding some spice with a comment during a 1998 tour to India that he had to pack baked beans and tinned spaghetti because he wasn't able to handle Indian food.

Now, with the home team losing its two premier batsmen in Smith and Warner, India faces its best chance yet of a first series win on Australian turf.

"I personally don't think any Australian side is vulnerable at home", Kohli said at his pre-match press conference. We're not taking anything for granted.

But a video of the Indian captain practising in the batting nets ahead of the first Test against Australia at Adelaide Oval has given cricket fans a rare, keeper's-eye view of just how incredible a batsman Kohli is. Murali Vijay and Rohit Sharma find their names while Ravindra Jadeja and Umesh Yadav have been left out.

Temperatures are forecast to reach 39 Celsius (102 Fahrenheit) in Adelaide for the first day.

Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah.

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