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Kohli and Paine facing brutal issue on first day of Test series

Kohli and Paine facing brutal issue on first day of Test series

However, given that India has never ever won a Test series in Australia in more than 70 years of its touring history is reason enough to say that Australia would still start favourites in their home conditions. It's time to sit back and observe as Australia seeks to rebuild its reputation in a four Test series against world cricket's powerhouse nation.

The mercury is forecast to soar to 39C on Thursday for the beginning of the four-Test series, heightening the significance of Tim Paine and Kohli's pre-match coin toss.

"It's probably unlikely that we'll use the three quicks as much as we will in this game, throughout the whole series as it wears on, but this being the first Test we think they'll do the job", he said.

The hosts will play their first Test on home soil since that infamous Cape Town Test against South Africa and Langer said his team also have a lot to prove.

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In the wake of the tampering scandal, Australia vowed to overhaul their infamous win-at-all-costs attitude, tone down the sledging and be more respectful. And if that meant some verbal banter, then so be it.

Handscomb is set to bat at No.5 for Australia while opener Marcus Harris will become Australia's 456th male Test cricketer.

The previous series between the two rivals have been heated, with the combative Kohli usually front and centre.

India suffered a huge blow ahead of the Test with young opener Prithvi Shaw ruled out after suffering ankle ligament damage during their final warm-up game against a Cricket Australia XI.

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But the Indian skipper is insisting he has grown up and will not be looking for confrontations, although he added that "if they want to play a certain way we will reciprocate". KL Rahul is also in the squad. It was his limited overs show that got him in the reckoning and now it is up to him to make the most of this and cement his spot as a Test player as well.

"He's shown that over the last few years, he bowled a mountain of overs in the UAE and our quicks are fresh so we can cover that".

India have picked Ashwin as their lone spinner while the trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami will handle the pace bowling duties. With the allrounder missing, India would have to take a call on whether to play specialist batsman in Rohit Sharma or allrounder Hanuma Vihari.

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