As it often happens in India, the pitch talk was the focus more than play at stumps on Day 1 at Pune. But, India's batting coach maintained that playing on turning tracks was one of the challenges for batsmen in Test cricket.
India's Test skipper Virat Kohli has been firm in stating that there is a very high chance of India adopting the five-bowler strategy in Sri Lanka. This is definitely something novel in Indian cricket since the past teams
After three months of hard slog, India finally managed to taste victory on Australian soil, albeit in warm-up game, and that too against a minnow side like Afghanistan. The latter themselves have registered a couple of victories