The Australian cricket team is in India to take part in the five-match ODI and three-match T20I series starting from September 17.
Some excited local media went as far to declare it the death-knell for Faulkner's global career after 67 ODIs, only weeks before his 27th birthday.The fast-bowling all-rounder knew better, however, and his spell in the freezer is set to end in India this month where Australia play the hosts in five ODIs."It was pretty tough", Faulkner said of his axing in comments published by Cricket Australia's website on Tuesday. Earlier, this year during Australia's Test series in India, Indian captain had made the headline in their TV and news paper for no particular reasons. As Smith underlined, limited-overs cricket is a different ball altogether, and Kohli is a run-scoring machine in this format.
Steve Smith is keen on winning the one-day series in India as clearly said that nothing means to more to him that beating Virat Kohli's men in their backyard. "Players like Axar Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal, who performed very well are being given an extended run".
Clarke added: "Another focal point besides their batting is their assessment as leaders".More news: Sick Pilots Ground 100 Air Berlin Flights
"Two young captains, two very good players and they both continue to improve".
When asked whether Virat Kohli's Team India is more prepared to win overseason, Clarke refused to compare the present team with that of Sourav Ganguly's. Virat's team is winning.
Since being axed from the India squad for Sri Lanka ODIs, veteran warhorse Yuvraj Singh has once again find himself in the dark after being ignored by the selection committee for the upcoming limited-overs series against Australia at home. The above mentioned questions have plagued the Indian cricket for the better part of last 25 years and in the contest over the years sledging, aggression, one-upmanship have taken centre stage. Well, from the very beginning, we very well know the ethics of Australian team.
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"Look, they (India) have played a lot of one-day cricket, off-late".
Clarke on the other hand said, "3-2 to the Aussies".
Players like David Warner, Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell and Pat Cummins have had successful IPL stints and Clarke said the team should have no excuses in the shorter format. There's still plenty of time before the World Cup, but the whole squad really needs to start now. "I have been battling to be honest, probably the last 18 months". The Australian fans expect Australia to be at the top of the tree, to be No. 1 in the world, and if we can beat India, I think 4-1, and then we will get there.More news: Hillary Says She's 'Done With Being a Candidate'