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Batsmen steel for testing time at 'new' Perth

Virat Kohli's team are in the rare position of leading a series in Australia as the home side's brittle top order remains in the spotlight

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Ashwin and Rohit ruled out of second Test

Rohit jarred his lower back while fielding in Adelaide and Ashwin suffered a left-sided abdominal strain

'Hope no more grass is taken off the pitch' - Virat Kohli

The India captain says his team gets more excited than nervous now when they see a lively pitch


India in Australia


Best group of quicks India have had - Bowling coach Arun

India's bowling coach said that consistency was a big issue on previous tours, and the bowling group has responded extremely well to correct that

WATCH: Bangar keeps an eye on Vijay, Rahane

Virat Kohli gets some practice at the slips and Parthiv Patel imparts some knowledge onto Rishabh Pant


Bangladesh v West Indies

3rd ODI, Sylhet

West Indies seek more convincing show in series decider

Bangladesh would be wary of slip-ups in the third ODI. Losing wickets in clusters after a big partnership has been a long-term problem for them

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Australia v India

Test series

Marcus Harris in Perth: the return of the prodigal son

The key for the opener will be to ensure he builds on the dual scores of 26 with innings of greater heft to match his obvious skill

Monga: In praise of cranky old WACA

It may not always have been the most pleasant viewing experience, but it is difficult to not be sentimental about the most singular cricket ground in the world

Pineapple on pizza? Kids grill Australia cricketers

The Australia cricket team face the pressure of hard-hitting questions from a group of young fans.


Crossing the line

India in Australia

Under-scanner Ishant works hard to rectify no-ball problem

Ishant had missed out on two wickets in Adelaide because of overstepping, but the no-balls not called on the field have also attracted scrutiny

Ishant will be obsessed about not bowling a no-ball again - Kohli

Virat Kohli trusts his most-experienced fast bowler to fix his overstepping habit


New Zealand v Sri Lanka

1st Test, Wellington

Bit of excitement for fast bowlers in familiar conditions - Southee

He did point out, though, that a green pitch does not necessarily mean the quicks will rule right through the Test

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