#IndiaInAustralia: Watson believes Australia enjoy a massive home advantage

Aaron Finch cops blow to hand while facing Mitchell Starc at Adelaide nets

Aaron Finch was hit on the right hand by Mitchell Starc during practice

"I personally don't think any Australian side is vulnerable at home", Kohli told reporters at Adelaide Oval. The Mumbai-born batsman hoped to replicate that same form this time around as well. "And we have been playing good cricket outside of India now and this is a very good opportunity for the team to perform well". However, he claimed four big wickets in Warner, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb and Glenn Maxwell in Dharamsala when Australia toured India in 2017. So it was decided that each batsman was responsible for a bowler, so I realised that the only way I can score runs was by rotating the strikes.

Paine reiterated his confidence that a four-bowler attack would be good enough to see Australia through this first Test.

The common refrain from Australia in recent years, whenever questioned about sledging and poor behaviour, was that they play aggressively and occasionally headbutt the line but will never cross it.

Australia's batting line-up misses prominent names such as Smith and Warner, both of which are now serving a one-year bans for their involvement in the infamous ball-tampering scandal in March 2018.

Ricky Ponting's men won by 122 runs for a record-breaking 16th consecutive Test victory with just seven balls remaining in a breathless finish after part-time spinner Michael Clarke took three wickets in five deliveries.

Australia have since adopted a behaviour pact and vowed to play in the right spirit as they attempt to win back fans.

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Kohli made around Rs 228.09 crore, Akshay Kumar Rs 185 crore, Deepika Padukone Rs 112.8 crore, Dhoni Rs 101.77 crore. Shah Rukh Khan slipped down from his No. 2 position to No. 13 after raking in Rs 56 crore this year.

Australia took a 1-0 lead into this fiery Bangalore Test past year and when Nathan Lyon took 8-50 to bamboozle the Indian batsmen for 189, it looked like the tourists would go 2-0 up.

"I think a bit of banter there is not harmful at all".

"Australia, if the batsmen apply themselves, can be a great place to play. but it takes character, it takes grinding out tough situations because the Australian team has great skills, especially their bowling attack is really strong".

"We need them (the banned trio)", Warne said in October.

"In the last few years, we have produced some quality fast bowlers and even when it comes to bench strength, even if a couple of our fast bowlers are injured, they will have some back-up". "He pretty much bowled from one end after the new ball and we filtered through from the other end".

In his 10 tests Down Under, the gangly quick has managed only 20 wickets with an embarrassing 62-plus average - worst by a full-time bowler who has sent down a minimum of 2000 balls in Australia. "So thanks to them for playing with such mental toughness".

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