Grass on Eden wicket more than I've seen, says Steve Smith

Kohli mocks the Aussies. Pic Fox Sports

Although the dark clouds are threatening to play spoilsport at the Eden Gardens, fans will surely get an electrifying experience if it happens to be a healthy-ODI affair.

This could augur well for the visitors who have in their ranks Nathan Coulter-Nile, who bowled really well the other day, returning best innings figures of 3/44 which included the prize wicket of Virat Kohli who departed without troubling the scorers.

Speaking to reporters on the eve of the milestone match, Smith said the 2015 World Cup semi-final hundred in Sydney against India was his "most memorable" knock of 50-over career. Be it Tests or T20I, the right-hander plays to his aggressive standards. Looking at Hilton Cartwright's dilemma in the top order during the Chennai match, it won't be a bad ploy to hand the opening slot to Travis Head, who had a promising 65 in their 103-run win in the warm up match against Board President's XI. Bhowmick revealed that the ball would come slowly onto the bat if such weather persists leading up to match day (September 21). In 56 Tests, he has accumulated 5,370 runs with 20 tons.


"We have enough variation in our attack but it's about executing your plans", the 25-year-old leg-spinner said in the pre-match conference on Tuesday. "In Australia you can mess up your length a little bit and you will probably get away with it purely because of the (size of ground). Here the length is very important".

On Thursday Steve Smith will become the 27th Australian Cricketer to play 100 ODIs. As India languished at 87/5, former Australia captain Michael Clarke opined this was a great opportunity for the men in Baggy Green to seize the initiative and they could consider this as an opportunity lost. Clarke further said David Warner will be back amongst the run after missing out in Chennai.

Opener Rohit Sharma and Kedar Kadhav scored 28 and 40 runs respectively, but failed to develop a partnership, which could have helped India post a decent total. Taking a lesson from this loss, Australia was seen practicing against two local club bowlers - Ashutosh Shibram and Rupak Guha at the Eden.

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