India announce final 12 for the first Test against Australia

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Cheteshwar Pujara celebrates scoring his century during day one of the first Test match against Australia

Ahead of his side's Test series against Australia, starting on Thursday at the Adelaide Oval, Kohli caught the attention of cricket fans worldwide with a truly astonishing nets session in which he battered India's bowlers in every direction. After the ball-tampering incident earlier this year, Australian Cricket has undergone a cultural review, and are adopting a non-aggressive approach.

He said: "The point is, we were caught for blatantly cheating and we have to rectify that as soon as possible to earn back the respect of the cricketing public in Australia and worldwide".

The change in team balance was vindicated by the way the front-liners dominated Joe Root's team, and a year on the captain Tim Paine and coach Justin Langer have sought to repeat the dose against Virat Kohli's tourists. In the only warm-up game, they were made to toil hard by Cricket Australia XI.

"I feel that any team that plays at home, they feel really good, and I feel that Australia are still the favourites to win the series".

Australia have dropped vice-captain Mitch Marsh for the first Test against India in Adelaide, recalling Peter Handscomb and backing their star quicks to shoulder a heavier workload in the absence of the oft-maligned allrounder.

The Test series comes after a two-match series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates where the first Test was drawn before Australia suffered a heavy 373-run defeat in game two.

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R Ashwin as their lone spinner and the pace-bowling trio of Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah.

"You're representing Australia, you just bloody did it", Renneberg said. It won't be easy, Adelaide as I mentioned is a good batting surface but if you look at that top seven, I mean you add up the Test matches all of them played it will be less than what Pujara and Kohli have played in their careers.

"There were some very tight Test matches and we lost some big moments badly which cost us the series", said Shastri.

"We've been through so much in the last nine months".

"I think from last time round, I've become more assured of myself, I don't really find the need to prove anything to anyone", he told Macquarie Sports Radio at the weekend. In essence, BCCI has indicated that India will be going with six batters.

India named a 12-man squad on Wednesday, having not yet decided whether Rohit Sharma or Hanuma Vihari would claim the final spot in their batting order.

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