Net session to determine Australian XI for series-opening Test against India

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"Barring the one at Lord's (where India lost by an innings and 159 runs) most of the matches that we have lost they actually have got themselves in a winning position and squandered it".

Australian journalist, Richard Hinds took to Twitter to share the photograph of the tabloid that says India have issues with the different venues Down Under.

"We need to step up as a batting group".

"When situations are hard, you do find ways to upset the batsman's rhythm and I feel a bit of banter there is not harmful at all".

Kohli said the series might be played in a better spirit than the last tour but there was always a place for chatter.

Twenty-three-year-old left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav has already become a big name among world's most prominent spinners of the current era.

Sharma is eyeing an improved show in Australia this time and believes that it is the best opportunity for India to clinch the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. I think that's been a focus for them in recent times and they're starting to see the benefits. "It will be a great contest", he replied. On the other hand, the hosts, Australia is placed fifth on the list, after their debacle against Pakistan side in the recently concluded series in the UAE.

"He's my brother and my best mate. It's not been told to them; they only are talking about it, which I think is a very positive sign". Hopefully he can keep proving a few people wrong.

And with Australia shorn of the services of Steve Smith and David Warner, the series looms as Kohli's showpiece, with the Indian captain standing head and shoulders above all others in the talent department.

"If you get out of our net session and you're not injured, you've had a good net".

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"I love coming to this ground, the city in general. It takes grinding out tough situations", he sounded cautiously optimistic.

"I think number six is a great position to bat especially if you've bowled a few overs".

But he added: "At the end of the day, Mother Nature is what makes what happens, in the outfield as well". Ahead of the Test series, the Australia-India T20 internationals in Brisbane and Melbourne were rain-affected.India's pre-Test preparations at the SCG last week were then hit by a once-in-a-century storm. On the outside what people think, we can not control.

"Just being out on Adelaide Oval, in the sunshine, under a nice blue sky and running around with his heroes - who, to a man, were all really moved by his story - it should be terrific for everyone". Now, that's been the standout for India in a sense over the course of these overseas Test matches.

"It was a very good cricket wicket". When we have done it, we have won games but we will have to do it for longer periods to be able to win series, which is our goal.

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".and there was enough in it with the new ball to take wickets".

On Archie's arrival at Adelaide Oval, he got his Australian jersey and trained with the side.

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