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WATCH: Virat Kohli Plays a Deadly Bouncer from Mohammed Shami

"Just like the great Australian cricket team of 2001 felt and we just fell short [of winning in India] and we were able to [win in India in] 2004". The belief inside the Australian dressing room contrasts with doomsayers following successive series losses to South Africa and Pakistan.

"Indian openers are going to be more decisive because if Australia get Virat Kohli in to bat when India is 100 or 150 then Kohli is going to be unstoppable".

The Aussie media's jibe at Team India has invited an outrage on social media both in Australia and India and it has not gone down well with their readers itself.

Virat Kohli is more than ready to perform in the Test Series Down Under.

With Smith and David Warner serving bans for ball-tampering, Paine's team have had little to celebrate and even less inclination to indulge in chest-thumping aggression.

They're likely to encounter flatter pitches in the four-Test series that starts on Thursday but Australia's attack remains confident, having proven a year ago in India they can subdue the world's best batsman.

As England found to their dismay last summer, pace trumps all in Australia, the home trio of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood filling their boots with more than 20 wickets apiece to help thrash Joe Root's team 4-0.

WATCH: Virat Kohli Plays a Deadly Bouncer from Mohammed Shami
Adelaide is favorite ground away from home: Virat Kohli

The Adelaide Oval had hosted the first-ever day-night Test match which was played between Australia and New Zealand in November 2015.

But dangerman Kohli - who electrified viewers with viral footage of a pre-Test batting exhibition in the nets - said he was taking nothing for granted. The Indian Skipper went on to the backfoot and ducked under it safely.

"But one thing which we are sure of is to play competitive cricket and enjoy our game rather than worrying about sledging". However, India's Test specialist batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has shown his faith in the 32-year-old off-spinner ahead of the four-Test series, calling him a "clever" bowler. "We thought that it was best to take a break today and train for the next two days and be fresh for the test match".

"We shouldn't sit back and let anyone bully the way we go about playing our cricket, especially at home", he tsaid.

The Cricket Australia XI kept the tourists in the field for 151 overs in amassing 544 at the SCG last week with South Australian keeper-batsman Harry Nielsen making a ton (170 balls). "We as a team felt that we were let down by umpires, there were a lot of atrocious decision given against us, and we lost that match, so it was important for us to win at Perth". "They know how the wicket behaves and it is all about intent as batsmen". "As a bowling unit we are very confident and the bowlers will stick to their basics".

"We've all trained exceptionally well".

"To be honest, we got what we wanted in the practice game", Pujara said.



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