Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 1, Perth

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"You are not going to succeed in worldwide cricket unless you stick to your strengths". So, it was good to spend time in the middle in both innings. "I didn't feel out of my depth at all", Harris said, as quoted by PTI.

After Adelaide, barring 2-3 overs where his radar went wrong, he bowled pretty well.

While India made a couple key changes to their eleven owing to injuries, Australia have named an unchanged side for this second Test. Paine acknowledged that India could field an all-pace attack and added that Australia have done their homework.

But he said that he working hard to tackle the Indian bowlers, saying that the time he spent at the crease in Adelaide has helped him gain confidence.

But the visitors, who are searching for their first series win in Australia, suffered a setback when Ashwin and the experienced Sharma were declared unavailable for the second Test in Perth, starting Friday. I got plenty of messages of support. Virender Sehwag played the role of the part-time spinner for India during this Test match. Harris said that the effort of the lower-order batsmen would rub off on the top-order.

"Starcy has been good for us".

"Finchy's been successful in worldwide cricket [and] I think he played really well in the UAE", Paine said. "We'll sit down hopefully before the Perth Test match starts", he said.

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"No I don't think it is a hoodoo at all", he told reporters.

"And as batsmen it gives us a lot of motivation and boosts us to put in those significant match-winning batting performances, because we have so much belief in our bowling unit at the moment".

Certainly rotating the strike off Ravi Ashwin and their quicks is a huge focus for us because we know they're going to drop the point and square leg fielders quite quickly and it's a real opportunity to rotate the strike. However, Kohli was bullish about India's prospects in the inaugural Test at the new Perth Stadium, which has replaced the city's venerable WACA Ground as its premier cricket venue. "I have played all around the world for 10 years now and I have never played on a wicket like the one at Johannesburg, to be honest. I'm sure he's ready and raring to go for Friday", he said.

The big left-arm bowler took five wickets in the match but his effectiveness and line with the new ball came under question.

Fast bowling behavioural protocols have been tightened since Lee played the last of his 76 Tests a decade ago but he still believes there is enough wriggle room for Australia to ramp up its aggression.

There may be external pressure on Peter Handscomb, Finchy and Shaun Marsh, but internally we know the calibre of players they are and we're backing them.

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