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Kohli has plenty of respect Down Under, too, having plundered Clarke's side for 692 runs during the 2014/15 series.

"It wasn't a Test match, so we are not anxious about it".

"Indian openers are going to be more decisive because if Australia get Virat Kohli in to bat when India is 100 or 150 then Kohli is going to be unstoppable. If we can get on top of them early hopefully that filters through the rest of the Test", Hazlewood remarked.

"I see the Indian line up as the best in the world, if not right up there, led by Virat and I think they feed a lot off him and how he goes about things", Hazlewood said. He has made some adjustments which have helped him. And to sustain mental strength across a full tour of Australia with all that sledging and 'aggro was a challenge that has proved beyond any Indian team in history.

Besides the question of India's bowling against Australia's depleted batting, it is this contest that could decide the series.

Australian hegemony was founded upon a number of factors, not least of all the home umpiring.

"It does help when you have performed well against a particular side", said Pujara, who has averaged 57.85 and 83.8 in his two Test series in India against Australia.

India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin may remember a similar schooling the last time the test team toured Australia in 2014/15.

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Quicks Ben Hilfenhaus, Peter Siddle and Mitchell Johnson have each dismissed Kohli three times in Australia, while Ryan Harris has snared his wicket twice.

"Not to say that performances are always guaranteed in a certain place but coming to Adelaide I feel different to any other place that I've gone in the world".

Harbhajan picked Rohit ahead of Vihari in the playing XI for the first match before adding that he would have also liked to see Kuldeep Yadav's name in the list which was announced on Wednesday.

"No one is going out there gunning for a six-wicket haul for himself".

Bumrah will face Australia in a Test match for the first time in his career.

Yet the turf on Australia's ovals can play a critical role in determining the outcome of the highly-anticipated four-Test series, which begins in Adelaide on Thursday, and is often the subject of fierce debate among players, pundits and fans.

We saw one of the greatest modern Test innings by Sachin in the Perth Test on a flyer of a WACA pitch with the Fremantle Doctor blowing fiercely and Mike Whitney, a left arm fast medium bowler built somewhat like a Sherman tank, kept hitting the deck with noticeable awesomeness. The 28-year-old swing bowler, however, holds an edge over the other two pacers, thanks to his consistent bowling and determined batting at the lower-order, a skill that he has developed recently.

Satisfying teams and fans can be a hard task.The world-famous MCG was slammed by critics and received an official "poor" rating from the International Cricket Council - the first time for an Australian pitch - after the Ashes Boxing Day Test nearly a year ago.

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