Australian players turn up for practice at SCG on New Year's Day


In the mission Australia, the Indian team is just two wickets away from winning the third test match of the.

The three stars are, however, likely to be rested from Australia's three-match ODI series against India to ensure they are cherry ripe for the two-Test series against Sri Lanka, which starts in Brisbane on January 24.

He could make way for fit-again seam-bowling all-rounder Hardik Pandya should selectors opt for two spinners.

"The silver lining is that we do have world-class players that are available soon to come back into this side, and clearly when they do they will make a huge difference". Rohit Sharma was the only person missing from the Indian sqaud after he flew back to India on December 30 to be with his wife Ritika Sajdeh and new born child.

In a chat with PTI, a BCCI source revealed that the board will get all the ample data regarding the workload of Jasprit Bumrah before having a word with his IPL side so that he is used properly during the IPL and is fresh for the World Cup. Along with Aaron Finch and Travis Head they all have come from decent domestic performances.

"I think it's inexperience, it's pressure, India's bowling attack is probably as good as most of us have ever played", he said.

Even if he did, Paine is 34 and it's unclear how much longer he will play on.

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There was a time when the cricket world used to talk about the quality of Australia's Sheffield Shield with just six teams providing stiff competition. "That's not easy for them, but we'll collectively be better for it over time".

Now the Australians are looking at their Sheffield Shield afresh what with the Big Bash Twenty20 league getting more attractive.

India registered a well-earned victory in the Melbourne Test against Australia on Sunday, going up 2-1 in the four-Test series.

Before that, however, is the SCG Test and Cummins said the team had been talking about preserving their record against India since before the series began. Fans can also stream the match on the Sony Liv app as well.

For South Africa, former captain Hashim Amla (up three places to 11th place) and Temba Bavuma (up four places to 31st) have gained among batsmen while fast bowler Duanne Olivier has gained 17 places to reach 36th position after his player of the match effort of 11 wickets.

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