Australian cricket team's head coach Darren Lehmann, captain Steve nSmith, media manager Kate Hutchison and the support staff walk back to their Nariman Point hotel in south Mumbai from the Cricket Club of India, Churchgate, after their first press conference for the tour of India. All Pics/Suresh Karkera
In an unusual move, the Australian cricket team on their arrival at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for the Test series vs India were seen loading their own luggage on a tempo. And with this walk back to the hotel, the Aussie are surely getting their India tour off to a unique start.
Coach Darren Lehmann has indicated that the XI chosen for Australiaâs tour match in Mumbai starting on Friday will resemble the side theyâll take into the first Test vs India
Lehmann declared at the press conference in Mumbai that Nathan Lyon will be their premier spinner
Australian captain Steve Smith raised the temperature on Tuesday ahead of the first Test against India, calling on his players to "go for it" with the verbal volleys and on-field aggression.
India-Australia series are notoriously feisty affairs -- the 2008 contest Down Under was almost called off following the infamous "Monkeygate" incident as animosity between the old foes threatened to boil over.
ace batsman Smith urged his players to do whatever it takes to win the four-Test series, which starts on February 23 in Pune.
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In an unusual occurrence, Australian cricket team's head coach Darren Lehmann and captain Steven Smith walked from the Cricket Club of India in Churchgate to their Nariman Point hotel after their first press conference for the Indian tour. We have the pictures...