India's practice game vs Cricket Australia ends in draw

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The three quicks, should they remain fit and firing through to the fourth and final Test in Sydney, will hope for another decent harvest against Virat Kohli's India. Support the team as they re-build their world standing against number-one ranked India, led by captain Virat Kohli - high quality cricket will be on show in this match for the ages. Tests by contrast - outside England and Australia - are often played in front of sparse crowds in big, echoing arenas.

The growing financial clout of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has ensured its team returns increasingly well-resourced on every occasion, but that hasn't resulted in more success. "Hopefully I can do that", Vijay said.

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Shaw hurt himself trying to complete a catch on the boundary early on day three of India's four-day match, snaffling the ball then rolling his ankle while attempting to stay in the field of play. "Certainly in Adelaide, you have seen how successful that has been", Eddings said.

"In 1986, Australia were in a similar position when they toured India". You don't play it in all countries and at all venues. "But we need to be mindful of keeping ourselves calm enough so we can execute our skills as well". "Open the gates, let the people come in, make it affordable".


It's also worth noting India were forced to wait 20 years after their first Test tour for another trip to Australia. Gower said reviving five-day interest in the Caribbean was no easy task despite a significant cash injection from the International Cricket Council.

"Like everything, it's all a negotiation, bilateral cricket - it's give and take and you move on with it", Eddings said. "You are talking about socio-economic problems and it's disjointed". However, that is set to change under the new Test championship program from next year. "In this ultra-modern age, counter-attractions have multiplied many times...."


"It's just about picking your time and picking your moment and doing what the team requires", he said.

There was a span of 45 Tests up until midway in their series in England where India fielded 45 different XIs.


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