How Kohli and Rahane differed as captains
How Kohli and Rahane differed as captains

Australia repeatedly challenged and troubled the Indian captain, and were themselves shown up by his stand-in

Angry India proof that Australia are doing well
Angry India proof that Australia are doing well

Smith and Co have been on the ball but there are a couple of areas where they can step it up

Welcome to the cauldron, Australia
Welcome to the cauldron, Australia

Touring India can be tough and intimidating; Smith's team must get a number of things right

You don't need Shield cricket to prepare for India
You don't need Shield cricket to prepare for India

That there are no first-class fixtures in Australia this month shouldn't make a difference to how players like O'Keefe and Renshaw train for the India tour

Pity the loss of the Gabba advantage
Pity the loss of the Gabba advantage

In years past, Australia were buoyed by opening the home summer in their Brisbane stronghold. Losing that edge will be hard to get used to

This is Steve Smith's team
This is Steve Smith's team

The three newcomers and Matthew Wade will inject freshness and fight into the Australian side looking to save face in Adelaide

Time for Smith and Warner to step up
Time for Smith and Warner to step up

The true test of where the Australians are at as a cricket team will be how they respond at Bellerive Oval this week

How to be a vice-captain
How to be a vice-captain

The low-profile role needs you to be advisor, mentor, morale-booster, minder, and unambitious about the top job

Middle order hold the key to Australia's success
Middle order hold the key to Australia's success

They have a powerful top order, but more importantly also the ability to rotate the strike in the middle overs against the spinners

Diva, Australia's unsung back-room hero
Diva, Australia's unsung back-room hero

Australia's recent batting surge, and subsequent rise to No. 1, owes much to the contribution of their departing batting coach, Michael Di Venuto

Australia should not take their eye off winning the series
Australia should not take their eye off winning the series

New Zealand will look to give Brendon McCullum the perfect farewell. It's important Australia are not sidetracked by the emotion

More power to Khawaja
More power to Khawaja

He has used the time away from the spotlight to reinvent himself as an all-format player with much more than just attractive strokeplay in his armoury