Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma celebrates New Year in street of Sydney

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma celebrates New Year in street of Sydney

He's always thinking about the game when he's out there fielding, ' added Cummins.

"He looks at a pitch and he doesn't think it's a hard toil, he thinks wickets, he thinks how can I get a breakthrough for the team".

All-rounder Hardik Pandya, Lokesh Rahul and Murali Vijay are the likely options to replace Sharma in the batting line-up as India seeks to complete its first series victory in Australia. And probably more suited to those conditions.

"But I've had some pretty fantastic people around to be supportive and help along the way".

India are also enjoying a day off training on Tuesday, before attempting to maintain or extend their 2-1 series lead in Sydney in a bid to become the first Asian team to win a Test series in Australia.

"A huge advantage", Cummins said of Marsh. It meant that we come into this Test not feeling too overdone, he was our most economical bowler the whole time which really built up pressure, and he could easily have had a couple of wickets.

Middle-order batsman Rohit Sharma, who hit a gritty 63 in the first innings at Melbourne, is not available after jetting back to Mumbai to be with his wife who recently gave birth.

In a major development after the World Cup, the much-delayed World Test Championship will finally take off.

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A year ago when India had a rare shot at beating England in the United Kingdom, as they do of creating history in Sydney this week, Ashwin played the pivotal fourth Test in Southampton at 80 per cent fitness and broke down midway through the match.

Diana, however, slammed the appointment of Raman but failed to find any takers as the CoA chief Vinod Rai has hardly been found on the same page with Diana on a number of issues, which has led to the continuous administrative mismanagement in the BCCI.

"Coaching is about man management and looking after people, caring for people, and that was just another distraction last week", Langer said. "You just need to be able to manage it".

Q: Do you see Aaron Finch being shuffled from opener to further down the batting order for Sydney?

Marnus Labuschange would also get a start.

Talking about right-hand batsman Peter Handscomb, who was dropped from the third Test of the series, Paine said that the player is good when it comes to playing spin bowling and could prove useful for them if India went ahead with two spinners in the match. Not only at home but they also travel really well.

"We're interested to see what we're going to get in's been a bit inconsistent", Langer said. If we can get a win up here and make it 2-2 in the series, I think that's a pretty good result against the best side in the world, and what is a pretty inexperienced [Australian] side compared to previous years.

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