Battling India veteran Vijay has no fear of Australia

Travis Head seeks Harry Nielsen's advice to handle Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin

Travis Head seeks Harry Nielsen's advice to handle Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin

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. The two Shield games here have shown that if batters get in they can get runs. "Obviously with an eye to the first Test we were trying to keep them out there as long as we could and help the Test team". We also had some net practice while the game was going on so I don't think it was a concern at all. Hopefully, they would come better this time.

Tendulkar scored 1809 runs in Australia, at a staggering average of 53.21.

"All that talk about not being a quality opposition is rubbish in my opinion", Nielsen said.

"I think it's important that guys play the way that suits them".

"It's just about picking your time and picking your moment and doing what the team requires", he said.

India's Prithvi Shaw, left, grimaces as support staff attend to him after rolling his ankle while attempting a catch during their tour cricket match against Cricket Australia XI in Sydney, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.

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In an explosive rant, Mourinho also said Pogba kills the mentality of his teammates when he plays games. "That is not the motivation you want as a team but to develop players fresher is a good way to do it".

The pair have batted 25 times together at Test level and Vijay scored 53 and 99 four years ago in Adelaide, a venue he says he likes.

"Anybody can score runs", Vijay said.

"We utilised all three days (in Sydney) properly".

The tourists are captained by the world's best batsman, Virat Kohli, have sat on top of the Test rankings since October 2016, and their pace bowling stocks have never looked so good. Some would argue there was no need for a big celebration after bowling No.11 Coleman - who handled everything that came his way with aplomb - for 36. Australian batsman Nielsen also appreciated Kohli after the wicket, Nielsen tapped Kohli's shoulder.

India later confirmed he will miss the first Test, which starts in Adelaide on Thursday, after scans confirmed a lateral ligament injury and he remains a doubt for the second Test.

The growing financial clout of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has ensured its team returns increasingly well-resourced on every occasion, but that hasn't resulted in more success.

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