VVS Laxman, Michael Clarke make prediction for India-Australia series

Smith was also the highest run-scorer (499, including three hundreds) from either side when Australia toured India for four Tests earlier this year. "It is always tough if you miss out on selection. We have got plans for them which I can not reveal", Shami told reporters here. "I have been battling to be honest, probably the last 18 months". Australian Skipper stated that his one day side are much better in handling spin and are still on a learning curve as a side in Test arena. "But yes on the field, it is about which team does better on the day". "After a while your team-mates are like your friends and family". I think he has been bowling really well.

'He is obviously a very good player and has a phenomenal ODI record, ' current Australia captain Smith said. The pace had dropped down a little bit maybe.

Riding on his impressive show in the series, Yuvraj made it to the Indian team for the ICC Champions Trophy squad ahead of the likes of Raina, Rishabh Pant.

Reflecting on the past exchanges, Clarke noted, "It would be hard for me to compare but every time I competed against India, it was very competitive on the field".

"My training definitely changed".

Chahal has been one of the consistent bowlers in the last three-four IPL seasons and the leggie has carried his form to the global stage. I have also been doing different exercises in the gym. "I am very happy how Hardik is taking a lot of burden. It is about being disciplined", he added. "So those experiences will help us", Faulkner said after the team's training session at the MA Chidambaram stadium here.

The Windies are now eight points behind eighth-placed Sri Lanka, whom they will need to overtake in order to automatically qualify for the tournament. I hope to get through with a solid performance. Of course they would do their best to win, but it's yet another platform to try youngsters.

Steve is more concerned about keeping Virat Kohli quiet.

"But this Australian team has no excuses". Since winning the World Cup on March 29, 2015, Australia have played 45 ODIs, winning 25, losing 17. We will talk about the opposition during the team meeting. After the routing of Sri Lanka in Tests 3-0, ODIs 5-0 and in the lone T20I, India are scheduled to play Australia, who will be touring India for five ODIs and three T20Is. The men in blue would hope that Australia puts up a fight and series goes down to the wire and the fans can finally get to see some exciting cricket.

  • Julie Sanders