Ahead of Australia-India series, Australian journalist calls Virat Kohli a 'sweeper'

Ahead of Australia-India series, Australian journalist calls Virat Kohli a 'sweeper'

And if they do that they will take a lot of confidence back home. Taking a step forward, an Australian journalist named Dennis made a decision to insult Indian skipper, Virat Kohli.

Steve Smith's side now sits in second spot in the team rankings, just a fraction of a point clear of third-placed India, who face the same scenario as Australia if they are to ascend to the top of the rankings.

With Star Sports anchor Jatin Sapru moderating the panel discussion here on Tuesday to herald the series, Clarke and Laxman batted with the controlled aggression that marked their work at the crease and their interaction was interspersed with light humour.

Laxman agreed, "It doesn't matter if they are verbal on the field but they have to show that high level of competitiveness which will always happen when India plays Australia". Along with that, like I said, what's important as a captain is that your team in winning.

Michael Clarke with Shane Warne and Sourav Ganguly. The players know each other quite better because of tournaments like the IPL. Two young captains, two very good players, two very good captains and they both continue to improve.

Smith, meanwhile, has the better Test record, averaging almost 60 as opposed to Kohli's 49.55. At the end of the day it up to you to be back.

"On the field it is all about business".

It looks like cricket fans in Chennai are all set for the India-Australia ODI to be held here on September 17. The selectors must have told them that they want to try two wrist spinners, who are very talented.

For him, Hardik Pandya is the find of the season who will take on the mantle of the finisher from the likes of Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni.

"And I think when you are playing global cricket it's not necessary to be friendly on field..."

We are making Indian Team or Team RCB. (Aaron) Finch, (David) Warner, (Steve) Smith for Australia and then Rohit, Dhawan and Kohli for India.

A useful batsman in the middle order, and known for his variations along with handy death bowling skills, Faulkner had a good run the last time Australia toured India for an ODI series. They are in superb form. Though Clarke believed this sense of familiarity with the conditions denies them any kind of excuses, he was aware of the void created by the absence of Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazelwood.

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"Looking forward to playing the warm-up game before the series starts. Also reflecting on aspects you need work on as a player because everyone has to get better", he added.

Where there is talent, there will be comparison.

"Virat is a better limited over batsman, only just; Steve Smith is a better Test batsman, in my opinion".

"Kohli is an aggressive skipper who is not afraid to lose". It is as good as it's been at the moment, so I'm pretty happy.

The four-match Test series played between India and Australia provided plenty of verbal's and heated exchanges between the sides. Clarke brushed it off and said, "I'm silly but not that silly to say such a thing and make it front page news".

In 2013-14, when Australia last visited the country for a seven-match ODI series, Kohli had scored 344 runs in five innings at an average of 114.66, including two hundreds and two fifties.

The journalist may have been referring to the match being played between Pakistan and the World XI team.