Cricket News sort by India tour of Australia 2014 -15

Although Australia emerged victorious in the first Test at Adelaide, they were dealt with a massive blow during the course of the Test as skipper Michael Clarke has been ruled out of the remainder of the matches of the series owing to his hamstring problem.

The first Test at Adelaide, reworked following the tragic death of Phillip Hughes, has raised many pertinent questions for India ahead of the second match at Brisbane, which will get underway as early as Wednesday.

The Adelaide Test, which was played under the shadow of Phillip Hughes’ tragic death, produced some high-quality cricket from both sides, the Australians in particular.

The Adelaide Test was the latest instance in recent matches, where India’s batting has collapsed in heap, allowing opponents to take the upper hand in the game.

For ages, this theory of Indians being the best players of spin has been floated around.

When India prepared to face Australia at Adelaide, they would not have seen Nathan Lyon as one of their main threats.

When India look back at the Adelaide Test, their first reaction would obviously be that they blew away a golden opportunity to take a rare lead in the series, just like they did back in 2003-04.

The Adelaide Test was a hard fought one with both teams giving it all, but Australia finishing up as the winners, and deservedly so, as they had dominated the Test for most part.

When a team bats first and puts up a 500 plus score on the board, it is very difficult for the opposition to comeback and win the game. India find themselves in a similar position in the ongoing Test at the Adelaide Oval