Marnus Labuschagne joins Australia teammates for fourth Test against India

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Langer, a former opener who played 105 Tests and earned a reputation as a fighter, pointed to India's Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli as the consummate Test batsmen who Australia should be looking to emulate. They will start their campaign as soon as on January 3 (Thursday), when they face Australia at Sydney. The 32-year-old Ashwin was accompanied by team physiotherapist Patrick Farhart and another support staff member to bowl in the indoor centre facilities. "When every bowler is coming out and attacking, it will test the temperament of the batsman and that's what is happening with this Indian bowling unit", Kapil said. KL Rahul looks set to replace Rohit Sharma and open, meaning Hanuma Vihari slips back down to No. 6.

Ashwin suffered the injury during the first Test where he picked up six wickets and scored 30 runs. And when I'm not doing it I'm usually off with the fairies trying to recover. That would be a defensive move.

Apart from the selection, Australia's other worry is how do they handle Jasprit Bumrah? "The last Test he got zero, he had no intention to get zero but good players also make zero but hard work should be seen on the field and that's what matters", he added.

They also think the absence of their disgraced captain Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner made a big difference.

"When he is batting in the sheds he is always watching and thinking things through". "If you have got world-class players that are not in your team, are they going to add to our team?" Three of those hundreds came in the Sydney Test against England, from Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Marsh.

Indian captains are remembered by the limited-overs trophies they won. His experience is shown both in his steady batting and safe keeping. This time the place and time is just right for him to make a healthy contribution in the middle order. It will be fascinating to watch him in Sydney; rarely has an India team, and therefore captain, been in this position in countries where victories are so sought after. However Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya, along with coach Ravi Shastri, looked different as Pant and Pandya clad in their Team India blazers while Shastri dressed a white shirt and sleeveless blazer with a hat. But the segregation was opposed by many states in a democratic set-up. "Most of our batters knocking on the door are averaging in the 30s".

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"This week I was able to sit in the studio and talk cricket with Bruce McAvaney each morning, which has been incredible". And the second-most for any bowler, behind Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon.

Bumrah could adjust to conditions in South Africa, England and in Australia to return as the highest wicket-taker in 2018 with 48 wickets from 22 Tests. His exceptional show in T20Is and ODIs led him to make his debut in the longest format of the game in January in South Africa tour previous year.

India were forced to wait almost two-and-a-half hours for play to begin due to rain at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, but when the weather cleared, their bowlers wrapped up Australia's innings for 261 in 22 minutes.

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There was far less pace and bounce on offer in Adelaide and Melbourne, prompting Paine to detail how he was frustrated and disappointed with wickets that "have taken away from our strengths".

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