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Meanwhile, India and Australia would face-off in four-match Tests, which begins on December 6th in Adelaide.

"The amusing thing is, we were winning Test matches so no one was really talking about it". It depends on a given day.

"What it means is playing the style of cricket with good attitude, good intent, good aggressive body language but always playing within the rules", he said.

As part of the review into the sport, Australia's players developed a pact on how they wanted to play the game, urging the country's disengaged fans to "compete with us, smile with us, fight on with us, dream with us".

"We are pretty motivated".

"The biggest thing right now is to win the series and that's what everybody is focusing on right now".

During their last Test meeting in India back in 2016, Kohli had a verbal duel with banned Australian captain Steve Smith.

Meanwhile, ominously, the Indian team's leaders, captain Virat Kholi and coach Ravi Shastri, both combative characters, have made an unsurprising pledge of their own.

We are not even thinking about personal performances. Coming on his fourth tour here, he added that he is eager to win the Test series this time, while not thinking about individual performances. I'd like to think the Gerald was deliberate. We have a healthy competition in the pace attack.

"I think it's a great opportunity to do well in any conditions".

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"I think we did beautifully batting for 160 overs or whatever".

"Playing in Australia suits my game", says Murali Vijay Vijay, returning to the Test squad after being dropped mid-way through the England tour, celebrated his comeback with an unbeaten century off 118 balls.

When asked about any added responsibility, Vijay replied, "Once you play worldwide cricket you have to have responsibility, whether it is your first year or you have played four years ago".

On his the bowling effort in the practice game, Ashwin said: "I thought the wicket was pretty flat".

As for the recent innovation of day-night Tests, the former Pakistan batsman added: "In Southeast Asia we've got the right weather for day-night cricket but don't reduce it (Test cricket)".

"It is very hard to say right now (about facial expressions)".

"I went out for dinner with Haydos last night, it was the first time I've laughed for about six months I reckon".

"There's going to be a process for the boys to come back and it is really important we start working on that process from now", Langer told reporters in Sydney ahead of the annual Bradman Foundation dinner. "There is no one key batsman to look out for but our aim is to get everyone all out".

Clarke defended David Warner's behaviour, saying Cricket Australia should be encouraging the pugnacious former vice-captain's aggression rather than trying to curb it as it was a "turn on" for him to play better. We're not going to be going over the top, but certainly you've got to stand up for your team and your teammates, and I'm sure when the time comes for that we'll be doing that.