'India will come hard at us'

"Yeah, that's something we've spoken about as a group", he said. "But Karun is class act and we have seen his short global chances he has got". As a coach it is more important to look ahead. Australia played well and we didn't adapt.

Karnataka State Cricket Association secretary Sudhakar Rao said they had not received any suggestion from the Indian team and were focusing on preparing a pitch which would provide a fair-contest between bat and ball.

While he has amassed runs in different parts of the world, Warner hasn't yet made a big impression in India, averaging 24.3 in five Tests with a highest of 71.

Warner showed plenty of restraint in his first innings last week but should find conditions better suited to playing a more expansive game in Bangalore.

Kumble brushed aside suggestions that India might think of leaving out Ajinkya Rahane - who has only passed 50 once in his last nine completed Test innings - for Karun Nair, whose last Test innings was a triple-hundred in Chennai. Australia played well. We didn't really play well on that surface. It's not that we needed that it's just the fact it's a bit of a reality check that one bad session or one bad Test it can be taken away from you even on home soil. He has scored well and has extremely successful. Warner said the week-long training in Dubai before arriving in India was the best thing that could have happened to the Australian team. "Our aim is to win a game". But we try not to read too much into the actual wicket. It all depends on what we believe is the right combination to win a Test match.

"These kind of questions were never asked in the last 9 Test matches that I attended the press conferences". However, if they, as a unit, do not want to turn their heads back, then the onus is on team India to bring about an inspired performance in Bengaluru to disprove doubters. "We're looking forward to this game, and hopefully we can pull off those catches".

Australia's unlikely triumph in Pune has left the series nicely poised as the Indians are expected to come back strongly in Bangalore in conditions that won't provide as much assistance to the likes of O'Keefe and Lyon, whilst still being familiar and favourable for the hosts.

Ahead of the series, even skipper Virat Kohli backed Rahane saying that one good knock by Nair can not overshadow years of hard work put in by Rahane, not just in India, but across the globe. If we keep ticking on these boxes, results will go our way and that's what we will like to do here.

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