Adelaide opens the Test summer against India on December 6 in a blockbuster Border-Gavaskar Trophy series.
"We'll obviously have a chat about him (Kohli) before the game starts. And we have been playing good cricket outside of India now and this is a very good opportunity for the team to perform well". Now, that's been the standout for India in a sense over the course of these overseas Test matches. "Right now, we really feel that this is where it's at for the pitch", he added. However, the same can be said of overcooking them and creating a fresh setback that could ruin Australia's plans for next year's World Cup and Ashes.
"Conceding 500 runs in a warm-up game doesn't mean anything. we are not very much anxious about it", he said. "It will be a great contest", he replied.
"He's my brother and my best mate". Hopefully he can keep proving a few people wrong.
Pacemen Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma all struggled with their consistency, while Ashwin returned 1-63 from 24 overs.
The Virat Kohli-led tourists suffered a mini collapse towards the end, losing their last five wickets for 11 runs to be dismissed for 358, but will be pleased to have got so much time in the middle for their top and middle orders. "I really want to take my bowling to the next level in this team", he said.
Murali Vijay aims for good start against Australia
Ponting also provided a game plan for how he would look to counter Kohli, encouraging the Australians to play on his ego by cutting off the boundaries and making run-scoring as hard as possible with tight lines. Nobody believed that Bumrah would play Test match cricket but then he's improved, he's matured, he's very unique, awkward for a batsman to face Bumrah.
Despite his warnings, Paine said he was as keen as anyone for the team to play to their strengths, and if that meant some sledging to give them an edge then so be it.
"We got what we wanted in the practice game and the trainer and the physio has been monitoring the workload", Pujara said. Marsh recently played Shield cricket at the Adelaide Oval.
Archie, who bowls leg spin, will also meet up with the team on Tuesday ahead of the Adelaide Test match. The outcome of the first Test could set the tone for the four-match series. ".and there was enough in it with the new ball to take wickets. If you can get through these (bowlers), you can get through anyone in the world".
Anil Kumble: Yes, I think that's the advantage that India has.