"Watson, who played 59 Tests for Australia, also conceded that the four-Test series was India's best chance to win down under, though he cautioned the even an Australian team missing Steve Smith and David Warner will be hard to beat in home conditions". If you see his recent bowling, he has made a lot of changes - I can't describe what it is in [a] press conference. Ponting, under whom Australia dominated world cricket, said it would be "rubbish" if the current side doesn't play with an aggressive mindset.
Teenage prodigy Shaw, who became the youngest Indian to score a century on Test debut last month, injured his ankle in a freak accident during a tour match against a Cricket Australia XI.
However, Pujara backed his teammate saying his stint in county cricket has helped him regain confidence.
"Barring the one at Lord's (where India lost by an innings and 159 runs) most of the matches that we have lost they actually have got themselves in a winning position and squandered it".
"They know what line and lengths to bowl in Australia, and majority have played here in 2014-15".
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Other concerns have focused on the CCR5 gene, which scientists at the conference said is crucial to the human immune system. The conference was rocked by the Chinese researcher's claim to have helped make the world's first gene-edited babies.
Handscomb, who has played 13 Tests for Australia, has made 361 runs at an average of 45.12 for Victoria this Sheffield Shield season. And when we are out there batting, it's about batting as a unit.
"The way you buzz around the field, the way you cut down runs, the way you create pressure, you don't have to say anything to have mongrel". "To be honest we play as a team". I don't necessarily believe that he is someone you shouldn't try to get under his skin. "But we need to be mindful of keeping ourselves calm enough so we can execute our skills as well".
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. Then the seam kind of flattens and fast bowlers may not find zip off the pitch.
Paine hopes the series-opener against India will return a focus to on-field performances rather than the widespread ructions.
India will take on Australia in the four-Test series beginning on Thursday and former Australia batsman Dean Jones has advised against provoking Kohli. "We definitely want to win this series but will take one Test at a time". In India we have been doing really well but whenever we travel overseas there is always an extra motivation to do well. "They have got some really good batsmen, they have got a very good all-round team", he said.