Mitch Marsh dropped for first Test against India

India tour of Australia 2018

India skipper Virat Kohli walks towards the practice session in Adelaide

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and Australia Cricket team captain Tim Paine posed with the Border-Gavaskar trophy on the eve of the first test in Australia's Adelaide on Wednesday.

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He said: "The point is, we were caught for blatantly cheating and we have to rectify that as soon as possible to earn back the respect of the cricketing public in Australia and worldwide".

With a scorching 39 degrees Celsius forecast for Adelaide on Thursday, Paine said Australia would be inclined to bat first if he won the toss against counterpart Virat Kohli.

India's past Test record in Australia is quite abysmal.

Former Australia captain Michael Clarke, along with a number of ex-players, has criticised the new ethos, calling on the team to "stop worrying about being liked".

India take on Australia in the first Test of the four-match series in Adelaide on Thursday.

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But the Indian skipper is insisting he has grown up and will not be looking for confrontations, although he added that "if they want to play a certain way we will reciprocate". "It is going to be no different for them; they are going to see at times if they can attack Nathan and get on top of him and we're going to have bowl our quicks a bit more than we would like so it is going to be a real chess match in that regard".

As it transpired, inconsistency cost Marsh - and not for the first time - as the Aussies opted to bolster their brittle order with another specialist batsman. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav form a potent attack.

Which TV channels will broadcast Test series? "I'm sensing India feel that", Langer told SEN's Whately.

"Where we were with Australian cricket at rock bottom eight months ago with what happened in South Africa, the word "elite". we have to raise the standard". "I'm sure there will be opportunities at times when we can hopefully put their spinners under pressure and try and put some big overs into their fast bowlers", Paine said.

It was a surprise as Rohit Sharma and Hanuma Vihari both were included in the squad, which also means that in all probability Rohit will open the batting with Murali Vijay.

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