India vs Australia 1st Test: Virat Kohli-led team India is ready to lock horns with hosts Australia in a four-match test series. The team recently reached Adelaide, the venue for the first Test and the team was welcomed by Bharat Army in style. There were big banners and the Indian team obliged fans with selfies as well. India enjoys a huge fan base wherever they travel as cricket is like a religion in the country. Even during the 3 T2OI series, Indian fans filled up the venues in huge numbers and it seemed like the team was playing at home. Also Read - What Makes a Team Successful in The IPL - Talking Points
Here are the pictures of the team after arriving in Adelaide. Also Read - IPL 2021: Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola Thanks Virat Kohli For RCB Jersey, Says 'Time to Learn Cricket Rules'
India will go into the Test series as favourites as the hosts do not have Steve Smith and David Warner in their squad as they are serving bans. The Indian team will look to create history by winning a Test series in Australia they do have a good chance of doing that.
Meanwhile, Australian skipper Tim Paine, who urged his seamers to not get too “emotional” during the four-Test series starting at Adelaide on December 6.
“I think our fast bowling attack if they play purely on skill, they’re going to trouble him,” Paine told cricket.com.au.
“At times when we get too emotional, we can lose our way a little bit. So it’s a really fine line.
“There’s going to be times when they’re going to get a bit fiery, I’m sure. But we need to be mindful of keeping ourselves calm enough so we can execute our skills as well,” he added.
“I think from last time round, I’ve become more assured of myself, I don’t really find the need to prove anything to anyone,” Kohli told ‘Macquarie Sports Radio’.
“In the early stage of my career I used to think of these things as important milestones which are really important in one’s career, but now the focus is purely and solely on making the team win at any cost. “So … I don’t find the need to get involved in anything with the opposition and I think those are changes that keep happening gradually as you go forward,” he said.