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Paine promise Smiling Aussies will still be fierce opponents

Paine promise Smiling Aussies will still be fierce opponents  02 Dec 2018- 23:42 Tim Paine

Compared to the wobbling tower of Jenga blocks that is the current state of Australian batting, the team's bowling remains a paragon of stability and boasts enough quality to dash India's hopes of a first Test series win Down Under.

They crumbled for 112 with Ravi Ashwin becoming the fourth bowler to claim six wickets - the first time this had happened in Test history.

However, Pujara backed his teammate saying his stint in county cricket has helped him regain confidence. "This is where my first class career started a few years ago, a great place to play cricket".

"You see their bowling attack, they've got a really good bowling attack, and I think to win test matches, you need to have a really good bowling attack". He has made some adjustments which have helped him and he has also played some county cricket and played enough cricket in England which are different conditions, overseas, and obviously there's not much help for the spinner.

Adelaide | Gaining the respect of his country is as big a priority as taming India for Australian skipper Tim Paine, who Wednesday said that winning matches and winning hearts are not mutually exclusive tasks for him. "He is very confident now". We all want to express ourselves.

I think India has a world-class pace attack. "So we trust our preparation and ability".

Head said Australia's bowlers would be tasked with finding chinks in the armour of the Indian megastar. "At the same time I'm trying to keep it as simple as I can". Even when it comes to the bench strength, if a couple of our fast bowlers are injured, we still have some backup.

Australia took a 1-0 lead into this fiery Bangalore Test past year and when Nathan Lyon took 8-50 to bamboozle the Indian batsmen for 189, it looked like the tourists would go 2-0 up. We would like to perform well and start off well.

India will head into their Test series with an inexperienced Australia team "smelling blood", according to Aussie coach Justin Langer.

"It doesn't mean we'll be the nicest team in the world to play against by any stretch of the imagination".

India won't go looking for on-field conflict with Warner and Steve Smith serving ball tampering bans but won't shy away from it.

"I can not comment on what Australia will do".

"But one thing we are sure about is playing competitive cricket".

Every Test, ODI, T20I, and BBL match live & ad-break free during play. Team management made a decision to allow the players a day off after they spent more than 150 overs in the field in a warm-up match against a Cricket Australia XI which ended on Saturday.

The report said, India are "scared of the bounce" in Brisbane, "scared of the unknown" in Perth and "scared of the dark" in Adelaide which is in reference of India's reluctance to play day-night Test at the Adelaide Oval.

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