Australia in India 2012-13 January 14, 2013

Chennai to host first India-Australia Test

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The schedule for the four-match Test series between India and Australia, starting on February 22, has been revised, with the first Test now to be held in Chennai as opposed to Delhi as planned earlier. The Test series will move from the country's southern cities to the north; from Chennai and Hyderabad to Mohali before finishing in Delhi.

The dates for the matches remain unchanged.

Schedule
1st Test, Chennai - February 22-26
2nd Test, Hyderabad - March 2-6
3rd Test, Mohali - March 14-18
4th Test, Delhi - March 22-26

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  • POSTED BY ravi_hari on | January 15, 2013, 4:55 GMT

    Sensible changes. It is not too hot in South during Feb- March and North especially Chandigarh and Delhi are quite cold the same time. Also moving from South to North is also sensible so that they dont criss-cross the country for playing tests. The venues are also good. Actually if Kanpur was to host a test, there would have been 3 venues in the North and only 1 in the South. This schedule is more balanced. Also Chennai has been lucky for India and this could give us a new beginning in the New Year. Aussies also have sweet memories of Chennai and it should give them a good start as the wicket of today is not that spin friendly. As both teams are looking to regain the No.1 position, it would be a very intersting series.

  • POSTED BY Cpt.Meanster on | January 17, 2013, 17:00 GMT

    @spiritwithin: If you feel India will be uncompetitive this series then how about yourself and billions of other Indian fans petition the BCCI to STOP test cricket in India ? It's CLEAR that the Indian public don't like test cricket. Same applies to the Indian cricket team. The BCCI is only treating test cricket as a mere formality. They don't care about test cricket. If they did, they would have launched an investigation into the 8-0 away defeats in 2011. Did they do it ? NO ! What does that tell the world ? It tells how much the BCCI ignores test cricket. If they don't then how about trying to put in steps to improve Indian test cricket ? How about ONLY playing test cricket in a calendar year ? Cause, right now the Indian team is trying to be a multi-trick pony and that ain't working. Personally, I would like the BCCI to be HONEST and STRAIGHT with the Indian fans. If they don't like test cricket, they should STOP playing it, period. Indian team should focus more on limited overs.

  • POSTED BY Cpt.Meanster on | January 17, 2013, 16:45 GMT

    @getsetgopk: Forget about India. Let Allah save your beloved green boys from getting thrashed so badly in SA in the next month. I will surely be following that series and so watch out for my comments then.

  • POSTED BY Cpt.Meanster on | January 17, 2013, 16:40 GMT

    @Smithie: Well India is HUGE. We have different climatic conditions UNLIKE Australia where it's dry everywhere. Secondly, the BCCI is known for last minute changes and I am sure CA would have been geared up for a sudden change in scheduling. As far the fans go, I am sure those who love test cricket will eventually turn out, be it Aussies or Indians. Speaking of 'intelligence' of boards, I don't highly rate CA to be intelligent by any stretch of imagination.

  • POSTED BY Abhishek.2626 on | January 15, 2013, 5:59 GMT

    @ Bart. Chennai is a better place for watching test cricket. Both the grounds r good. but hyderabad doesnt have a roof. n more over. chennai crowd appreciates test cricket.

  • POSTED BY klapka on | January 15, 2013, 5:54 GMT

    @Bart Sherbon : I have watched t20 matches in both Chennai and Hyderabad. Given this is a 5 day affair and accounting for rains, I think Hyderabad would be a better bet.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2013, 5:02 GMT

    Great I will be in India in this time! Does anyone know which ground is best for watching Cricket at, Chennai or Hyderabad?

  • POSTED BY xrocks on | January 15, 2013, 4:52 GMT

    First of all Cricinfo is not posting any of my comments in the past 2 months. Hope they will post it this time. Though weather is an important factor, I guess hosting the last test in Chennai will result in a very meager ticket sales given the form of our team. If we lose the series before Chennai test, the ticket sales will be very bad. So the TNCA and BCCI(both headed by the same person) may have decided to reschedule the date as Chennai is hosting a test after 4 years.

  • POSTED BY Al_Bundy1 on | January 15, 2013, 2:32 GMT

    With walking wickets like Sehwag, Gambhir, Tendulkar and Kohli, and wicketless bowlers like Ashwin and Ishant, we have lost the match even before it begins. Players like Tendulkar, Sehwag, Gambhir, Ishant, and Ashwin should not even be allowed near a cricket stadium. Kohli can still recover his form and come good, but those 5 are done. They need to be replaced with youngsters like Mukund, Dhawan, Rahane, Ishwar Pandey, Shabaz Nadeem, etc.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2013, 1:49 GMT

    soorry fr commenting a nomn-related thing on this article but i had no option, espncricinfo had closed down posting comments on all viru articles...but i pray to espncricinfo to post my comment as it is..please..!!!

    well yes i wanted to say tht to all viru critics::: you all say that he is a flat track bully....hmm, you guys will never understand that he is not..it's just the way he bats on aNY PITCH ON THE PLANET that when he is batting it seems it is a flat track..

    WANT AN EXAMPLE?? remmeber the chennai test?? viru blasted 319 off 304 balls and IN THE SAME INNINGS RAHUL GOT 111 off 291 balls? now what, say that the pitch was flat fr viru but was deterioration for Rahul..??

    Comeon critics, accept he is an awesome player, say whatever..add the knocks of 195 at MCG, 309, 319, 293, 254, 201* , 180 etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc......what?? had enough?? and he will be back withj a bang..let me aSSURE U ALL THAT...he was, is and will be an awesome player, a true genius, a true champoin

  • POSTED BY ravi_hari on | January 15, 2013, 4:55 GMT

    Sensible changes. It is not too hot in South during Feb- March and North especially Chandigarh and Delhi are quite cold the same time. Also moving from South to North is also sensible so that they dont criss-cross the country for playing tests. The venues are also good. Actually if Kanpur was to host a test, there would have been 3 venues in the North and only 1 in the South. This schedule is more balanced. Also Chennai has been lucky for India and this could give us a new beginning in the New Year. Aussies also have sweet memories of Chennai and it should give them a good start as the wicket of today is not that spin friendly. As both teams are looking to regain the No.1 position, it would be a very intersting series.

  • POSTED BY Cpt.Meanster on | January 17, 2013, 17:00 GMT

    @spiritwithin: If you feel India will be uncompetitive this series then how about yourself and billions of other Indian fans petition the BCCI to STOP test cricket in India ? It's CLEAR that the Indian public don't like test cricket. Same applies to the Indian cricket team. The BCCI is only treating test cricket as a mere formality. They don't care about test cricket. If they did, they would have launched an investigation into the 8-0 away defeats in 2011. Did they do it ? NO ! What does that tell the world ? It tells how much the BCCI ignores test cricket. If they don't then how about trying to put in steps to improve Indian test cricket ? How about ONLY playing test cricket in a calendar year ? Cause, right now the Indian team is trying to be a multi-trick pony and that ain't working. Personally, I would like the BCCI to be HONEST and STRAIGHT with the Indian fans. If they don't like test cricket, they should STOP playing it, period. Indian team should focus more on limited overs.

  • POSTED BY Cpt.Meanster on | January 17, 2013, 16:45 GMT

    @getsetgopk: Forget about India. Let Allah save your beloved green boys from getting thrashed so badly in SA in the next month. I will surely be following that series and so watch out for my comments then.

  • POSTED BY Cpt.Meanster on | January 17, 2013, 16:40 GMT

    @Smithie: Well India is HUGE. We have different climatic conditions UNLIKE Australia where it's dry everywhere. Secondly, the BCCI is known for last minute changes and I am sure CA would have been geared up for a sudden change in scheduling. As far the fans go, I am sure those who love test cricket will eventually turn out, be it Aussies or Indians. Speaking of 'intelligence' of boards, I don't highly rate CA to be intelligent by any stretch of imagination.

  • POSTED BY Abhishek.2626 on | January 15, 2013, 5:59 GMT

    @ Bart. Chennai is a better place for watching test cricket. Both the grounds r good. but hyderabad doesnt have a roof. n more over. chennai crowd appreciates test cricket.

  • POSTED BY klapka on | January 15, 2013, 5:54 GMT

    @Bart Sherbon : I have watched t20 matches in both Chennai and Hyderabad. Given this is a 5 day affair and accounting for rains, I think Hyderabad would be a better bet.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2013, 5:02 GMT

    Great I will be in India in this time! Does anyone know which ground is best for watching Cricket at, Chennai or Hyderabad?

  • POSTED BY xrocks on | January 15, 2013, 4:52 GMT

    First of all Cricinfo is not posting any of my comments in the past 2 months. Hope they will post it this time. Though weather is an important factor, I guess hosting the last test in Chennai will result in a very meager ticket sales given the form of our team. If we lose the series before Chennai test, the ticket sales will be very bad. So the TNCA and BCCI(both headed by the same person) may have decided to reschedule the date as Chennai is hosting a test after 4 years.

  • POSTED BY Al_Bundy1 on | January 15, 2013, 2:32 GMT

    With walking wickets like Sehwag, Gambhir, Tendulkar and Kohli, and wicketless bowlers like Ashwin and Ishant, we have lost the match even before it begins. Players like Tendulkar, Sehwag, Gambhir, Ishant, and Ashwin should not even be allowed near a cricket stadium. Kohli can still recover his form and come good, but those 5 are done. They need to be replaced with youngsters like Mukund, Dhawan, Rahane, Ishwar Pandey, Shabaz Nadeem, etc.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2013, 1:49 GMT

    soorry fr commenting a nomn-related thing on this article but i had no option, espncricinfo had closed down posting comments on all viru articles...but i pray to espncricinfo to post my comment as it is..please..!!!

    well yes i wanted to say tht to all viru critics::: you all say that he is a flat track bully....hmm, you guys will never understand that he is not..it's just the way he bats on aNY PITCH ON THE PLANET that when he is batting it seems it is a flat track..

    WANT AN EXAMPLE?? remmeber the chennai test?? viru blasted 319 off 304 balls and IN THE SAME INNINGS RAHUL GOT 111 off 291 balls? now what, say that the pitch was flat fr viru but was deterioration for Rahul..??

    Comeon critics, accept he is an awesome player, say whatever..add the knocks of 195 at MCG, 309, 319, 293, 254, 201* , 180 etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc......what?? had enough?? and he will be back withj a bang..let me aSSURE U ALL THAT...he was, is and will be an awesome player, a true genius, a true champoin

  • POSTED BY zenboomerang on | January 15, 2013, 1:34 GMT

    Looks like a good series & schedule coming up, just a pity there was no 5th Test - guess that would get in the way of the IPL starting... Our last (Oz) tour to India there were just 2 Tests...

    Oz seems to be playing less & less Tests these days - used to play 5 Tests against WI but now only 3, last away Pak series were just 2 Tests, with a 7 year gap between seeming them in Oz - 2 Tests v NZ... Last SA tour to SA were again just 2 Tests - there was supposed to be a 4 match return series but that fell by the wayside... How are fans supposed to get excited with such a mish-mashed scheduling?...

  • POSTED BY challagalla on | January 14, 2013, 23:38 GMT

    Wonder why they changed the venue to Chennai from Delhi. I can only speculate that it is due to the cold weather in the north and the fast bowlers can seam the ball around. Wish BCCI had thought of these before. Changing the schedule now gives the impression of us being scared.

  • POSTED BY SevereCritic on | January 14, 2013, 20:42 GMT

    Doesn't it rain a lot in Chennai? Would hate to have the first match washed out or reduced because of rain.

  • POSTED BY BOND_OO7 on | January 14, 2013, 20:23 GMT

    golden days are over for india. its the beginning of downfall for india now

  • POSTED BY Satish_Sharma001 on | January 14, 2013, 20:02 GMT

    Hope India will make sporting wickets to make it an interesting series. But knowing India it is inconceivable that they will make anything but a dusty and spongy wickets with nothing forthe fast bowlers.

  • POSTED BY on | January 14, 2013, 17:50 GMT

    Why do 90% of the comments here have less to do with the schedule and more to do with the teams?!

  • POSTED BY Sivaprem on | January 14, 2013, 17:22 GMT

    I almost booked a flight to Delhi !! I wonder what people who booked flight tickets a month in advance to save a few bucks will do? Specially if they are travelling overseas and have travel arrangements done?

  • POSTED BY Sinhaya on | January 14, 2013, 17:19 GMT

    @spiritwithin, are you sure there is politics within Indian cricket? Are you serious?? As a Lankan fan, I am sick of my cricket team due to political meddling. Can you imagine bro that everytime before a home or away series starts, the sports minister must ratify the tem! What a joke?? It was political meddling resulting in bad team selection that helped us get thrashed in Australia. Simply pathetic and that is why we cant do well.

    Anyway good luck to India in the series against Australia. Hope Rahane can make an absolute impression in that series. Also hope Shrikar Dhawan gets a chance too before it is too late. Also hope Kohli plays well in the tests (by the way I am not a Kohli fan at all but he is no doubt great).

  • POSTED BY on | January 14, 2013, 16:04 GMT

    hopefully australia will crush india and we see some changes in the indian team

  • POSTED BY BOND_OO7 on | January 14, 2013, 15:52 GMT

    Waiting to see another whitewash by aussie. :-D

  • POSTED BY pandez on | January 14, 2013, 15:39 GMT

    I couldn't agree with you more spiritwithin...u are spot on...!

  • POSTED BY pandez on | January 14, 2013, 15:36 GMT

    sanjaycrickfan.... cricket fan doesn't mean that you will support everything even if its wrong and who are you to decide weather we the critics of Indian cricket should stop watching cz we have every right to comment on whatever not going right for Indian cricket...........the Indan cricket is going in wrong direction there is no denying of it...and Dhoni stubbornness is eating up all the reputation the former greats of Indian cricket had build over a period of time....SO OPEN YOUR EYES MY DEAR FRIEND..........

  • POSTED BY Albert_cambell on | January 14, 2013, 14:48 GMT

    I dont know how are they going to win test matches with bowlers like ashwin. I am still waiting for ashwin to spin the cricket ball. If that happens then that will be the end of the world.

  • POSTED BY SamRoy on | January 14, 2013, 14:46 GMT

    Drop Gambhir, Tendulkar, Sehwag (Tendulkar and Sehwag should never play test cricket again. Gambhir can play once he scores a few centuries in domestic first class). Bring in youngsters in place of them. Only then India will win. Otherwise, I think (also I would support) Australia will win.

  • POSTED BY jimbond on | January 14, 2013, 14:29 GMT

    I guess Srinivasan feels that it is better to milk the test in the beginning of the series when there is at least some interest- as opposed to the end by which India would already have lost the series.

  • POSTED BY Smithie on | January 14, 2013, 14:27 GMT

    @shripadk - so climate change has come so quickly that the BCCI were surprised by the wintry conditions in Delhi? Pull the other one!!!!. Why is it beyond the competence of the BCCI to announce an agreed schedule at least 6 months in advance like other intelligent cricket Boards? PLANNING seems to be an underutilised Indian concept (eg Delhi CWG ) I repeat this is an indication of the low priority the BCCI places on Test matches. Some statements of fact (especially where the BCCI and Srinivasan are concerned) are worryingly melodramatic!

  • POSTED BY class9ryan on | January 14, 2013, 14:17 GMT

    My Australia side - Warner Watson Hughes Khawaja Clarke Wade Maxwell Siddle Starc Lyon Hilfenhaus ..... the reason for maxwell -he played well in uae and hilfenhaus who swung the new ball very well in ipl ... Surely dont want 2 see cowan here against d spinners

  • POSTED BY on | January 14, 2013, 14:06 GMT

    Change of venue, no change of luck. This from an Indian fan who thinks the world of the team. Just drop Gambhir and all will be well. He just does not have the temperament or attitude to get out of the rut. Domestic cricket will do him some good. Hopefully. Rahane's been waiting for aeons anyway.

  • POSTED BY class9ryan on | January 14, 2013, 13:58 GMT

    This will b a test of character for both the sides - Australia would like 2 rebuild their lost pride while India 2 re-establish their domination at least at their home .... Australia boast of a pool of exciting pace attack while India expect a lot from their spin twins... The Australian batting has worries against spinners ( except for Clarke or Watson ) and the younger Aussie batsman do not match up 2 d ranks of Pujara or Kohli in these dry pitches ... There r concerns with Indian batting order not in form and the seamers not being good enough 2 move the bowl.... In all , 2 similar sides (may b their strength is not d same) competing , the series may be a good one ( would love India do well ) but time is gonna tell the story

  • POSTED BY shripadk on | January 14, 2013, 13:54 GMT

    @Smithie Stop being melodramatic. The schedule is not changed to play on slow pitches first. It is changed to avoid loss of play. Delhi is known to have early morning fog that lats till even mid afternoon and some days even whole day in winter. In march things start to heat up a bit there and you get clearer conditions. We have had loss of play at Delhi before due to this. That is why schedule is changed and matches in north India are pushed to later dates. Entire north India is at the receiving end of unprecedented cold wave this year and it is causing almost daily fog in that region even now. And it can be expected to continue till mid to end feb. NOt everything is conspiracy.

  • POSTED BY on | January 14, 2013, 13:39 GMT

    Its time India would work on its technique.India is weak only in bowling department.If you see the batting,Sehwag is back to form after hitting a ton against England recently,there's Pujara hitting 2 tons including a 200.Then Kohli's too back on form after hitting a solid hundred in his last test match.Dhoni too showed some form for his 99.Ashwin too showed he could be an all-rounder scoring 2 fifties with his best being 91 Not Out.There's Gambhir with 3 fifties.Its just the time they need to train well and finetune their batting.They should drop the second quick and get a spinner in form of Amit Mishra who picket a five-for against Oz on his debut.India should try to be as much positive as possible.Umesh Yadav or Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be my pick,while the former is quick and the latter can swing the ball dangerously.

  • POSTED BY spiritwithin on | January 14, 2013, 13:19 GMT

    congrats to aus for another 4-0 win against india,i see no reason how india will even save one tests,not only our bowlers struggling big time even at home but our batsman r mediocre who cant play quality attacks...need few more drubbing for team india and only then all politics in indian cricket will vanish

  • POSTED BY Smithie on | January 14, 2013, 13:08 GMT

    Finalising the schedule with 5 weeks to go shows the contempt the BCCI has for Test cricket - what a disgrace and how unprofessional. Clearly the penny dropped that to play Aus on the lowest slowest pitch first, gave India an advantage especially after the retirement of Mike Hussey whose local knowledge of the CSK ground would have been invaluable. The short notice means Aus touring supporters will be minimal. Will the BCCI pull the same restrictive stunt re overseas broadcasters and photographers as for the English tour? They deserve all the bad cricket Kama they get ( and they have been getting plenty since they banned DRS ) for their ignorant behaviour.

  • POSTED BY balajit on | January 14, 2013, 12:40 GMT

    For all who think Australia will do well in the series could be in for rude awakening. Australia have lost two class players in Ponting & hussey. Apart from Clarke they dont have any world class batsman especially against spin even if it against ashwin & ojha.

    If pitches spin then India have very good chance against Australia.

  • POSTED BY sandy_bangalore on | January 14, 2013, 12:36 GMT

    Got a feeling that this is gonna be Tendulkars last series, so I hope crowds turn out in large numbers and give him a fine send-off. Of course, he is way past it but we need to wish him the best and hope he has a good series vs the Aussies. As for the team itself, if Aussies get their best fast bowlers, this is going to be a one sided series. THe flat track kings like Gambhir, yuvraj and a couple of others are going to be sitting ducks against the likes of cummins and pattinson

  • POSTED BY on | January 14, 2013, 12:12 GMT

    Oh my god If you guys don't watch India Australia match the match will stop. It is like the cat bury its head in the ground and says the whole world is dark. Poor guys. Sri lanka vs West indies in home ground loose again.

  • POSTED BY swat1999 on | January 14, 2013, 12:11 GMT

    My rediction is India will be loose the series by 2-0, Indian players are too tired to play Test Match

  • POSTED BY on | January 14, 2013, 12:09 GMT

    this is really annoying having booked tickets to fly in from Sydney to Delhi the day before the 1st test.. how often to the test schedules change 5 weeks out from that game?

  • POSTED BY sanjaycrickfan on | January 14, 2013, 12:07 GMT

    If you are an Indian fan, stop negative comments, otherwise stop watching cricket and do something else. Its this constant negativity from Indian media and fans which is creating a bad atmosphere for Indian cricket.

  • POSTED BY pandez on | January 14, 2013, 12:00 GMT

    Amazing predictions made by some friends that India wiill win 4-0 ...oops..wake up frnds....optimism is good but not if you turn your eyes shut.......face the reality.......!

  • POSTED BY on | January 14, 2013, 11:57 GMT

    My (neutral) opinion. England picked 3 seamers in 1st Test - badly beaten. Then brought in a second top class spinner (Panesar) leaving only two seamers and bossed the series. Unless these 4 pitches differ greatly, I see Australia's weakness as having only 1 spinner (who - and I know this is controversial - I would not grade as being in the same class as either Panesar or Swann, or even Ojha and Harbajhan (Ashwin to me could be played as a batting allrounder at #7)). So unless something greatly changes I can't see either side being consistently able to take 20 wickets. So controversial prediction - series comprises 4 tedious high / slow scoring draws - & maybe that is good enough to reverse current lack of confidence in India.

  • POSTED BY bumble23 on | January 14, 2013, 11:56 GMT

    Another 4-0 drubbing is on the cards for india. The indian selectors would choose players like jadeja after one double or triple hundred and make life easier for the aussies. LOL

  • POSTED BY on | January 14, 2013, 11:53 GMT

    @TABREZ_22, I think you are one of the regionalist, that too mainly a north south saga person

  • POSTED BY doors666 on | January 14, 2013, 11:44 GMT

    if dhoni is the captain, i will not be watching it. It will be a big waste of time.

    I would rather watch sri-lanka-west indies or something like that or whatever else is going on. It will atleast be competitive cricket, teams will be putting a fight to win:).

  • POSTED BY on | January 14, 2013, 11:44 GMT

    Four test match within one month.. Ho Ho.. Very tight schedule.. we don't have enough break for IPL2013 :p

  • POSTED BY on | January 14, 2013, 11:37 GMT

    jhonson Mitchell Starc watson clark

    Phillip Hughes Peter Siddle Matthew Wade (wk)

    David Warner if they play all in chennai then india cant do enything this is true

  • POSTED BY gsingh7 on | January 14, 2013, 11:34 GMT

    india wins 4-0 , cause last two times aus got thrashed 2-0 each time , 2+2=4

  • POSTED BY AJ_Tiger86 on | January 14, 2013, 11:16 GMT

    India should win the series 4-0.

  • POSTED BY pandez on | January 14, 2013, 11:14 GMT

    If Dhoni is retained as captain in the Test side, then foks get ready for another drubbing and that too 3-0 because even the aussies dont have spinners of high quality they know how to nail teams who are low on confidence. We need aggressive captain who can provide with fresh ideas. India will do well to win a single test.....

  • POSTED BY venkatesh018 on | January 14, 2013, 10:59 GMT

    Voila, BCCI gets the Schedule right for an important series ! Thanks for small mercies.

  • POSTED BY CrICkeeet on | January 14, 2013, 10:37 GMT

    @Ravi Kiran, i can feel u r so heart touching fan of INDIA.....:) So dat u r making such typ of prediction.....bt i think we all know dat AUS will win d SERIES very easily..

  • POSTED BY getsetgopk on | January 14, 2013, 10:10 GMT

    Wrong title im afraid, Chennai to host the first Indian drubbing at the hands of Aussies would have been the correct one.

  • POSTED BY srinideva on | January 14, 2013, 10:09 GMT

    @Tabrez_22, you are in earth or what? .just now india played in mumbai... Goddness me, save india...

  • POSTED BY on | January 14, 2013, 9:46 GMT

    India go in to the series as weak team, but I predict a 2-1 win for India .

  • POSTED BY bighit14 on | January 14, 2013, 9:20 GMT

    @Tabrez_22, Test matches are held based on rotation policy. India played in Mumbai recently against England and it will get its chance again after other grounds (10 to 12 grounds)

  • POSTED BY CrICkeeet on | January 14, 2013, 9:20 GMT

    Another WHITEWASH is waiting 4 ind....i'm pretty sure AUS gonna wid d series

  • POSTED BY scottyg on | January 14, 2013, 8:56 GMT

    @Tabrez22, Mumbai hosted one of the England tests- thats probably why the Aussies are playing elsewhere

  • POSTED BY Tabrez_22 on | January 14, 2013, 8:36 GMT

    Please yaar, can sum1 help me in knowing y does Mumbai ground does not get many matches like the other cities does, even though Mumbai spectators enjoy Test Matches more than other the cities mentioned above. x-(

  • POSTED BY Tabrez_22 on | January 14, 2013, 8:36 GMT

    Please yaar, can sum1 help me in knowing y does Mumbai ground does not get many matches like the other cities does, even though Mumbai spectators enjoy Test Matches more than other the cities mentioned above. x-(

  • POSTED BY scottyg on | January 14, 2013, 8:56 GMT

    @Tabrez22, Mumbai hosted one of the England tests- thats probably why the Aussies are playing elsewhere

  • POSTED BY CrICkeeet on | January 14, 2013, 9:20 GMT

    Another WHITEWASH is waiting 4 ind....i'm pretty sure AUS gonna wid d series

  • POSTED BY bighit14 on | January 14, 2013, 9:20 GMT

    @Tabrez_22, Test matches are held based on rotation policy. India played in Mumbai recently against England and it will get its chance again after other grounds (10 to 12 grounds)

  • POSTED BY on | January 14, 2013, 9:46 GMT

    India go in to the series as weak team, but I predict a 2-1 win for India .

  • POSTED BY srinideva on | January 14, 2013, 10:09 GMT

    @Tabrez_22, you are in earth or what? .just now india played in mumbai... Goddness me, save india...

  • POSTED BY getsetgopk on | January 14, 2013, 10:10 GMT

    Wrong title im afraid, Chennai to host the first Indian drubbing at the hands of Aussies would have been the correct one.

  • POSTED BY CrICkeeet on | January 14, 2013, 10:37 GMT

    @Ravi Kiran, i can feel u r so heart touching fan of INDIA.....:) So dat u r making such typ of prediction.....bt i think we all know dat AUS will win d SERIES very easily..

  • POSTED BY venkatesh018 on | January 14, 2013, 10:59 GMT

    Voila, BCCI gets the Schedule right for an important series ! Thanks for small mercies.

  • POSTED BY pandez on | January 14, 2013, 11:14 GMT

    If Dhoni is retained as captain in the Test side, then foks get ready for another drubbing and that too 3-0 because even the aussies dont have spinners of high quality they know how to nail teams who are low on confidence. We need aggressive captain who can provide with fresh ideas. India will do well to win a single test.....