Hussey confident Starc will test Kohli

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Lyon, who has 228 wickets from 63 matches, had 15 scalps on the 2012-13 tour of India, including a seven for 94 in the first innings at the Kotla. It could be argued that the Australian batsmen failed to find the right balance between attack and defence at the time. The squad for first two Tests against Australia: Virat Kohli (Captain), M Vijay, KL Squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Murali Vijay, K.L. Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Karun Nair, Jayant Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Abhinav Mukund and Hardik Pandya. "I have to bide my time", he added.

"With the ball, we need to take early wickets upfront".

"Try and keep things quite tight, but when you get a sniff really go for it".

"Some little changes in terms of batting plans but a lot of similarities in the fact that it's going to turn a lot against us". They also worked with former left-arm spinners, Monty Panesar (England) and Sridharan Sriram (India), to sharpen their play against spin. However, Smith has no plans of dictating terms to his teammates, regardless of what approach he takes. You learn a lot more from losing games than you do from winning.

Rather than being too spin-friendly, as is the common concern over Indian pitches, the surfaces in that series against England were perhaps too amenable to batting.

"I think that's an important aspect of the captaincy here in India".

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Both are proven performers, though, with Starc tallying 143 wickets from his 34 Tests, and Hazlewood 109 from 26.

It wasn't that long ago that Ashwin found himself out of India's Test XI. It is a four match Test series that commences in a weeks time. "I'm pretty clear the way I play".

Indian skipper Virat Kohli might be an inspiration for budding cricketers across the world, but the Delhi batsman has just one idol in cricket - Sachin Tendulkar. However, no bowling combination - at home or away - has been able to stop Smith's big appetite for runs. The Indian seamers have been breathing fire of late and Smith would not mind having a look at the fast bowlers in the India A side, before he goes on to tackle the senior bowlers. We had some hard conditions in Dubai where the ball was turning and there was some inconsistent bounce.

Australia last won a Test in India in 2004 and since then have lost 2-0 and 4-0 when they've come visiting. Just last week, the 28-year-old scored 204 against Bangladesh, leading India to a big win.

The touring Australian side will lock horns with India A in a three-day tour match at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. I've learnt a fair bit along the way as captain.

"The previous year has been a roller-coaster ride with regard to results". I think this team has come a long way. It's probably a bit different to how we are used back home. I am happy with where everything is at the moment.

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