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With Australia not scheduled to play another Test until the Ashes in November, the Dharamsala match has major implications for the futures of Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Matt Wade and Glenn Maxwell.
Virat Kohli has reportedly been withdrawn from the final Test of Australia’s four-match tour of India.
Australia will wrap up their four-test tour of India hoping to take a series win at Dharamsala with the first ball scheduled for 3pm (AEDT) on March 25.
Australia and India are tied at one win a piece coming into the final match of the Test series between the two nations.
Simon Katich, who took part in Australia’s breakthrough 2004 series win in India, believes Steve Smith’s side will emulate his team’s success in the series decider starting in Dharamsala on Saturday.
Glenn Maxwell came of age as a Test cricketer at Ranchi. He faced 185 deliveries in compiling 104, his maiden Test century.
Forget the Caribbean dream in 1995, the shock Ashes domination in 1989 or the Indian ‘Final Frontier’ in 2004 – if Australia beat India at Dharamsala it will be their greatest Test series victory of the modern era.
It is a strange question you may think as we’ve all seen teams, or individuals, get into form which is subsequently reflected in their performances or results.
Virat Kohli is in doubt for the Test series decider between Australia and India that starts on Saturday, with the hosts reportedly rushing an uncapped batsman into their squad as cover.
Australia are on the cusp of achieving something that would rank as a career highlight for every player, but their path to unbridled joy in Dharamsala is to be unburdened by history.
Captain Virat Kohli is no longer the most important wicket in India’s Test side, at least according to the International Cricket Council’s rankings.
Regardless of what transpires in the Test series decider between Australia and India, Matt Renshaw has proven himself a selection masterstroke yet again.
This column started as a lament, and finished as a song of praise. When writing began, before play on the final day in Ranchi, few gave Australia a hope of avoiding defeat. India appeared to have gained control of the match and, in all probability, the series.
If Australia could choose a venue for a deciding Test in India, it would likely be Dharamsala.
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Nathan Lyon looked tame in the third Test without the footmarks created by injured left-arm quick Mitchell Starc. Now Australia must decide whether they would be better off picking a different bowler for the decider.
In Part 1, I compared Virat Kohli’s lean batting trough in the current series against Australia with Greg Chappell in Tests and ODIs against Pakistan and the West Indies in 1981-82.
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The final Test of the ongoing four-match Border-Gavaskar trophy between India and Australia will start on Saturday, March 25. The contest will be played at the picturesque Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association stadium in Dharamshala. Follow all the action of Day 1 from 3pm (AEDT) here on The Roar.
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New Zealand will look to bounce back and salvage a draw from their Test series against South Africa who dominated to take the lead last time out. Join The Roar for live scores of the third Test in Hamilton from 9am (AEDT).
We are going to get a decider! Unbelievably, the series is locked at one game each, with three different results setting up a one-Test shootout for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia in beautiful Dharamsala.
Almost to the day, 154-years after Emperor Napoleon’s dreams of conquering the world were shattered on the once beautiful fields of Waterloo, Garry Sobers’ West Indian cricket team faced their own little Waterloo in the picturesque ground of Sion Mills in Ireland.
“Righto, fellas. One of the top six has got to get a big one today if we are any chance of chasing this down.”
David Warner’s supposed ‘golden run’ in 2016 appears to be over, with the fiery left hander showing that big matches aren’t his forte.
Few would have given Australia any chance of salvaging a draw heading into the last day of the third Test in Ranchi.
Some things just stay the same. The Australian and Indian teams have assumed their usual combative positions and once again, created a childish and immature atmosphere, around what is proving to be, a tightly fought series.
And so it comes down to the final Test match between India and Australia to decide who wins the series.
While much has been written about the success of India’s spin kings Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja, one also needs to consider how effective their batting is, especially on home soil.
Stunning efforts from Cheteshwar Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha ensured that India were able to turn the tables on Australia by the end of Day 4 of the third Test. Follow all the action of Day 5 from 3pm (AEDT) here on The Roar.
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“You can stick with your original decision, you’re on screen now.” Met, we can only assume, with a sigh of relief from the on-field umpire, this utterance from the third umpire signals an unsuccessful review.
South Africa’s win in Wellington against New Zealand was perhaps their most defining Test victory since their mighty win over Australia in Perth last November.
A spirited Cheteshwar Pujara century kept India in the contest after Patrick Cummins grabbed four wickets on Day 3 of the ongoing Test match between India and Australia. The hosts finished at 6-360, trailing by 91 runs. Follow all the action of Day 4 from 3pm (AEDT) here on The Roar.
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As far as international cricketers go, few are as closely aligned to rock stars as Glenn Maxwell.
Australia went on to cross the 450-run mark in their first innings thanks to tons from Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell on the second day of the third Test of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar trophy.
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