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  • India-Australia Test series to begin in Pune today

    Published on February 23, 2017

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    New Delhi: The four match cricket Test series between India and Australia will begin today in Pune.

    On a fairytale 19-match unbeaten streak, India would obviously seek extension of their incredible dominance on home turf when they clash against an aggressive Australia.

    The series against the Steve Smith-led side is the fourth and last home series of the 2016-17 season for India. They conjured up emphatic victories over New Zealand (3-0), England (4-0) and Bangladesh (one-off Test).

    There are several factors in India’s stupendous run, chief among those being captain Virat Kohli’s phenomenal run with the bat. Kohli is averaging over 80 after accumulating 1457 runs in the last 13 Tests.

    The other major factor has been the excellent bowling by spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, incidentally the top two bowlers in the ICC rankings.