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Decoding 'second innings' Shami


Australia v India

2nd Test, Perth

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

A possible third for India: four quicks, no spin

With injuries and a fast, green pitch on offer, India could be going with no spin for the third time in their history, and second time under Kohli

Pace, bounce and live grass - Perth surface gets India excited

Virat Kohli was almost salivating at the prospect of playing on a pitch that is not shaved of the lush green look it wore on the eve of the second Test

Australia v India

2nd Test, Perth

Unchanged Australia call in Ponting for test of fundamentals

Ponting's advice followed time-honoured lines of Perth - leaving the ball on length, being selective on balls to drive and cashing in on the cut and the pull

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

'We want to make Kohli work hard for every run' - Paine

Paine says Australia will draw strength from their tactics to Kohli in the first Test, where they kept him subdued


'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


Revisiting the WACA Ground

The WACA Ground might be old-school and resistant to change, but it has its own unique charm

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Decoding 'second innings' Shami

Shami has played every single overseas Test for India this year. But can he be Indian attack's main man by being more disciplined and accurate?


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Australia v India

Test series

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

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

Pineapple on pizza? Kids grill Australia cricketers

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


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

Ranji Trophy 2018-19

Keen on Test comeback, Hardik turns to Ranji Trophy

The allrounder, who is returning form injury, will take the field for Baroda instead of India A with a view to specifically get match fit for Boxing Day

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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