Waugh took to Instagram to issue his favoured XI for the Sydney Test and axed opener Aaron Finch in favour of a funky batting order that adds Queensland all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne and retains Mitchell Marsh.
Statistics revealed by ESPNcricinfo have shown that the Australians are struggling to have anything like the same impact as India's pace bowlers when the ball is aged 40 to 80 overs old, while also proving far less effective over the same period as they were during the home series win against England in 2017-18. If Bumrah is taking wickets, they are containing runs. And Kohli was named the captain. He has emerged as a potent weapon across all formats in 2018. West Indies had four fast bowlers and they never let you relax for even five minutes. That he has not broken down yet, despite his stressful action, is remarkable, and a credit to his fitness.
India, however, will not have a full squad to choose from for the crucial clash. Apart from Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara, the pace trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd Shami and Ishant Sharma have been brilliant this series.
The wicketkeeper's spot has been a matter of some debate and intrigue, with MS Dhoni's form not inspiring confidence. As long as he is performing on the field, you can not expect two people to be the same. Does he have it in him for one last push at a major tournament before his great career comes to an end?
"I feel like I'm too busy in the game bowling and when I'm batting putting all my effort into that".
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In a new teaser, the streaming network revealed that the 1980s-set series will officially return on July 4, 2019. Levy also said, "We're not going to put Will through hell for a third season in a row".
"That fact that they have taken total ownership of their skill and taken responsibility for the team is what has set them apart this calendar year".
Ashwin, who suffered a side strain during the first Test win in Adelaide, where he claimed 6/149 - his best match figures in seven Tests in Australia. However Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya, along with coach Ravi Shastri, looked different as Pant and Pandya clad in their Team India blazers while Shastri dressed a white shirt and sleeveless blazer with a hat.
India, however, started off the year on a disappointing note, losing 1-2 to South Africa in Tests but in the six-match ODI series that followed, the men-in-blue banked on the brilliance of skipper Virat Kohli (558 runs) and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav (17 wickets) to finally break the jinx and beat the Proteas 5-1 for the first time in their own den. He was left out of the first Test in England, and came back into contention. Kohli could soon conquer Australia, but a World Cup title will truly secure his legacy.
The final Test will get underway at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday. There is a lot riding on 2019.