Five classic Australia-India Test clashes

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As Cricket Australia takes fresh guard to tackle the upheaval triggered by the events of March 24, 2018, when then captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner, and Cameron Bancroft were banned for their involvement in ball-tampering, national talent manager and selector Greg Chappell is confident that the team will turn a corner.

As the Indian bowlers seem set to dominate the Aussies Down Under, here is a list of the top five, who may bring out their best to lead the visitors' challenge in tough overseas condition.

His performance has been below par in Australia in comparison to his overall Test record.

"They've played a lot at home since we played them last in Australia". So to have Lyon, it even worked well two weeks ago when we played the Shield game.

"Personally I learnt a lot from last tour (in Australia)". Australia are now ranked fifth, tied on 102 rating points with New Zealand, while India have 116. "Trav has my full support and I looking forward to seeing him get some big runs this summer". He will vie for a place in the playing XI with all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who has 185 wickets and 1,395 runs to his name from 39 Test matches.

Australia and India have been playing Test cricket against each other since 1947 and they renew their rivalry in Adelaide on Thursday.

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For many Australians, the first ball of a home test series marks the start of a gradual winding down, when workers breathe easier in the leadup to Christmas and enjoy tuning in to watch the toil of the country's best cricketers. Overall, he has 20 wickets to his name at an average of 62.15 on quick Australian pitches.

Defeat does little to lift the spirits, and Australia have lost a string of series across formats since the Newlands scandal.

Archie Schiller will also be part of the squad for the Boxing Day Test match that will start on December 26 at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

In the two series away from home this year, in England and South Africa, India's batsmen have struggled to spend time at the crease, with Virat Kohli being the sole pillar in the lineup. Probably just drop the ball in the right spots.it's going to be very hard to replicate one's action.

Touring captain Kohli is one of the world's best batsmen and Ponting is keen to see his former side prevent the India star from finding his groove early in the opening Adelaide Test. Shastri had played a starring role, picking 14 wickets from three matches.

South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) chief executive Keith Bradshaw has claimed that ticket sales for the first Test between Indian and Australia at the Adelaide Oval have "suffered" following the refusal of hosts to play a day-night match at the venue.

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