Mohammed Siraj, who made a startling debut in the second Test victory when he took five wickets, made the tough decision to stay with the Indian squad after his father died in November.
India vs Australia: Ajinkya Rahane leads fightback as India clinch eight-wicket win over Australia in second Test
Here are the best photos from the second Test between India and Australia at the MCG:
Ajinkya Rahane suffered from back pain during the innings. He was hit on the body. The odds had been stacked against him in every possible way.
India Vs Australia Highlights, Boxing Day Test at Melbourne, Day 1, Full Cricket Score: Gill, Pujara guide visitors to 36/1 at stumps
Hazlewood continues. Horrible mix up between the two batters but luckily India didn’t suffer any damage. Gill leaves the second delivery which nipped back in, it wasn’t that far from the off stump. Just one run off the over. And that will be the end of the first day’s play in the Boxing Day Test. The Indian bowlers, especially Bumrah (4/56) and Ashwin (3/35), were clinical and did a fabulous job to restrict Australia to 195. Gill and Pujara will take heart from the fact that they saw off the Aussie pace attack. Gill, in particular, looked quite assuring for his 28 after being dropped.
India vs Australia: Brad Haddin feels visitors won’t be able to script turnaround after humiliating first Test defeat
India were bundled out for their lowest-ever Test score of 36 in their second innings as Australia claimed an eight-wicket win in the pink-ball Test to take a 1-0 lead in the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
India vs Australia: Virat Kohli says it's hard to put feelings in words after crushing defeat at Adelaide
He said the Australians bowled some good balls but didn't do anything drastically different from the first innings.
Highlights, India vs Australia, 1st Test at Adelaide Day 2, Full cricket score: Visitors take 62-run lead at stumps
India vs Australia 2020 Live score and latest update of 1st Test at Adelaide: Team India take the advantage at the end of second day's action. The bowlers put out a good show today, ensuring Australia get bowled for 191 in reply to India's 244. The hosts total would've been a lot less if not for a fighting knock from their captain Tim Paine. Shaw failed again but Bumrah's batting stole the limelight in the final few minutes of the day. Australian bowlers need to come out good tomorrow if they want to snatch the Test. India will look to bat the entire day tomorrow.
India vs Australia Highlights, 1st Test at Adelaide Day 1, Full Cricket Score: Visitors end opening day at 233-6
India vs Australia 2020 Live score and latest update of 1st Test at Adelaide: STUMPS! India finish the day on 233/6 with Ashwin and Saha still batting. The day has belonged to Australia. India won the toss and opted to bat but lost Shaw in the first over. Mayank fought for a while but it was Kohli and Pujara who kept the brilliant Australian bowlers at the bay for a long period of time. The fortunes swung when Rahane messed up his call and gifted Australia the wicket of Kohli. From there on Australian pacers dominated as the second new ball helped them pick up the wickets of Rahane and Vihari. Ashwin and Saha are reliable players and India would hope they could take them to a par first innings total tomorrow.
India vs Australia, Test series preview: Opening dilemmas for both as visitors begin defence of Border-Gavaskar Trophy
A stiffer challenge awaits India as Australia will have the services of Steve Smith and David Warner, who served year-long bans for ball-tampering and missed the 2018/19 series.
India vs Australia: Tim Paine says Steve Smith ready despite stiff back; Cameron Green set to make Test debut
Australia skipper Tim Paine hosed down concerns over the fitness of star batsman Steve Smith ahead of the opening Test with India, and hinted struggling Joe Burns will keep his spot as opener.
India vs Australia: From Anil Kumble's 8/141 to Jasprit Bumrah's 6/33, top Test bowling spells by Indians on Aussie soil
Right from their first Australia tour in 1947-48, there have been some clinical batting and bowling performances that are still cherished by our cricket-crazy nation. And so, after revisiting the top 10 knocks by Indian batsmen in Australia, it’s time to take a look at India’s 10 best bowling displays in Tests:
Australia coach Justin Langer on Tuesday asserted that his team will "have plans in place" for Indian talisman Virat Kohli as cricket's heavyweights renew one of the sport's greatest rivalries with the opening day-night Test from Thursday.
India vs Australia: Virat Kohli faces ample number of deliveries at SCG nets ahead of Adelaide pink ball Test
India still have two sessions at the Adelaide Oval, but in terms of batting and bowling, the team seems to be well prepared for the first Test.
"If the plan is to make us dance to their chin music, be rest assured we've got plenty of great moves in store," Gill said.
"He will do the job as honestly as he plays his cricket, which means, as a batsman, he will go out there and try and let Pujara try and grind the opposition in and play few more shots maybe," Gavaskar said.
India vs Australia: Aaron Finch advises 'fine balance' while confronting Kohli as teams gear up for opening Test
"I think there will be times when things boil over and when you have got strong characters on either team that's going to come to a head at some point," Finch said.
The veteran of 96 Test matches is expected to play a key role for Australia in the upcoming four Tests against India, starting with the Day-Night game in Adelaide from 17 December.
All-rounder Moises Henriques was on Monday added to Australia's injury-hit squad for the opening Test against India while pacer Sean Abbott was ruled out of the match due to a calf strain.
India vs Australia: Anil Kumble feels visitors will have edge if they take lead in Adelaide pink ball Test
If India don't land the first punch by clinching the opening day-night Test against Australia, the going will get very tough for the visitors in the absence of talismanic skipper Virat Kohli, feels former national coach Anil Kumble.
India vs Australia: Concussion-victim Will Pucovski will face bouncer barrage from visitors, says Sunil Gavaskar
Indian great Sunil Gavaskar on Friday warned Will Pucovski will face a short ball barrage if picked for the first Test in Adelaide, despite the Australian rookie recovering from concussion.