Australia opening batsman David Warner, who slammed a fine 104 not out on the first day of the third Test, said in his press conference that Indian cricketers will have to find a way to play on the pitches that support pace and bounce.
"The challenge for India has always been how they perform outside. Everyone talks about bouncy pitches and how they approach it. When Tendulkar and Dravid and those boys retire in a couple of years, where is Indian cricket going to be. Are the youngsters coming through? They have to find way, come here and work hard and do well on green wickets," he said at the post-match press conference after first day's play.
"They are bowled over already. We try to bowl on 5th-6th stump and they don't
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says that he will have to retire from Test cricket if he has to play in the next 50-over World Cup, which will be held in Australia and New Zealand in 2015.
"If I have to see through the 2015 (World Cup), I would have to retire from one of the formats," Dhoni told media persons at Perth.
"What I really meant is by 2013 I would have to see where I stand as to my body. Whether I will be able to survive till the 2015 World Cup," he had said in the media.
"Of course form is a big factor but also what I need to say is that all of a sudden in 2014 if I feel I can't survive the 2015 World Cup and there comes a new wicketkeeper who has played just 30 ODIs, it's not fair.
Indian pacer Ishant Sharma was caught showing middle finger to fans when the team members had done for a go-karting session in Perth on Monday.
Quite a few Indian cricketers, including skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and batting icon Sachin Tendulkar, went this evening for go karting and were apparently ruffled to see a posse of TV cameras and mediapersons following them in hot trail.
Despite all attempts to keep the media out of bounds, they could have their pictures and videos much to the cricketers' annoyance. It apparently led to Sharma showing his middle finger to a heckling crowd which had also gathered there, the reports claimed.
It's the second time when an Indian cricketer has shown his middle finger at fans
Australia coach Mickey Arthur says that the Indian cricket team is not about individuals and they have played as a team in the last couple of years, which has helped them reach No. 1 spot in Test and win the World Cup.
Arthur also praised Australian captain Michael Clarke.
"First and foremost, he has an aura around him in the dressing room. Every good leader has that. He is dynamic. He looks a complete package, complete captaincy package as well.
He truly is inspirational," he said.
"He was disappointed at MCG; and at Hobart after all the good work he did in Brisbane. He has worked extremely hard to technically get everything working again."
India were all out for 282 runs in the first innings, in reply to Australia's 333, on the third day of the first cricket Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
Resuming at overnight 214/3, India added just 68 runs during the morning session and gave Australia a handy lead of 51 runs. Ben Hilfenhaus picked up five for 75.
India slipped from 214 for three to 258 for eight as Hilfenhaus bagged the key wickets of Virat Kohli (11) and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (6), along with nightwatchman Ishant Sharma.
Sharma, though, played his part well facing 69 balls for 11 runs which didn’t include a single boundary.
Hilfenhaus set the tone early on the second ball of the day, dismissing Indian middle-order mainstay RahuIndia
Team India celebrated Christmas in a hotel in Melbourne ahead of the Boxing Day Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Almost every team member was present during the bash. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was accompanied by his wife, whereas Little Master Sachin Tendulkar was present with son Arjun, daughter Sara and wife Dr. Anjali.
Australia captain Michael Clarke won the toss and elected to bat against India in the first of the four-match Test series.
For India, this series will be very critical in terms of the future as many young cricketers such as Umesh Yadav, R Ashwin, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and some more will feature in it.
Live streaming is a new rage in the online media and is catching up with lot of cricket fans all around the globe. Many television companies are offering live telecast of cricket matches on internet, and watching this online is a safe bet if one is not near the television.
Board of Control for Cricket in India had joined this group during the ODI series against England in October.
India and Australia teams had an extended training session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground ahead of the first Test starting Boxing Day.
During the press conference after the session, Australia captain Michael Clarke said he enjoys watching Sachin Tendulkar bat but hoped that the Indian icon doesn't score his much-awaited 100th international century during the upcoming four-match Test series, starting on December 26.
"That's (Tendulkar scoring his 100th international ton) certainly a prospect. I hope that doesn't happen. I hope he scores it in his next series," said Clarke ahead of their first Test.
"He's been an unbelievable player for such a long period of time. I really enjoy watching him bat. If he does score his 100th
When in Australia the Indian cricket team have to do things like the most ordinary men. They won't find a waiter presenting them coffees without standing in the queue. Although the Indian team on waiting to board Qantas flight 763 to Melbourne from Canberra were caught relaxing.
While standing in the queue to give order, Laxman was asked by Zaheer and Virat, "Laxman kuch khilaega kya (Laxman will you order something for me)."
Somewhere else at the airport terminal, R Ashwin and wife Preethi was found having a meal like newly married couple on a honeymoon. Even Skipper MS Dhoni was busy in conversing with wife Sakshi near the boarding gate.
Some others were caught enjoying the terminal as the 40 minute flight was delayed
Many web portals have started live streaming of cricket in India, with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) joining the bandwagon as the latest.
The BCCI provides the live streaming of all international cricket matches being played in the country, but with a five-minute delay.
The BCCI started its services with the five-match One-Day International series between India and England last month, which the hosts won convincingly by 5-0.
There is a lot of interest in the Indian market regarding the live streaming of cricket matches. It is believed that industries such as sports and entertainment are undergoing a transaction period, where the speed of the transformation is faster than what it was expected. In
In the wake of sensational claims made by former Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli, various cricket experts discuss the authenticity of these claims, and should the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should probe into them.
Kambli had earlier made a sensational claim that he suspected the 1996 World Cup semi-final encounter between India and Sri Lanka was fixed.
The game in question is famous for the dramatic Indian collapse which shocked the cricket world. While chasing a target of 252 on a crumbling surface at the Eden Garden in Kolkata, India collapsed from being 98 for one at one stage to 120 for eight. This attracted the wrath of the Kolkata crowd who vented their anger by throwing water bottles on to the field