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Dec 8, 2014

Cricket-South Australia prepares tributes for adopted son Hughes

ADELAIDE, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Australia’s summer of cricket resumes in earnest on Tuesday nearly two weeks after Phillip Hughes’ shocking death, but the grieving will continue in his adopted state long after the hosts and India wrap up the first test match at Adelaide Oval.

Hughes was lethally injured when struck by a ball at Sydney Cricket Ground and his funeral was attended by thousands in his home-town of Macksville, New South Wales.

Dec 8, 2014

Expect the unexpected, says India skipper Kohli

ADELAIDE (Reuters) – Virat Kohli is determined to make his mark as captain of India, if only for one test as regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni recovers from a thumb injury on the sidelines.

Kohli, long regarded heir apparent to 33-year-old Dhoni, confirmed he would lead India into the first test against Australia in Adelaide starting on Tuesday and wasted little time in differentiating himself from the under-pressure wicketkeeper.

Dec 8, 2014

Cricket-Expect the unexpected, says India skipper Kohli

ADELAIDE, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Virat Kohli is determined to make his mark as captain of India, if only for one test as regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni recovers from a thumb injury on the sidelines.

Kohli, long regarded heir apparent to 33-year-old Dhoni, confirmed he would lead India into the first test against Australia in Adelaide starting on Tuesday and wasted little time in differentiating himself from the under-pressure wicketkeeper.

Dec 8, 2014

No budging on DRS for stand-in India captain Kohli

ADELAIDE (Reuters) – Stand-in India captain Virat Kohli has stuck to the party line on cricket’s decision review system (DRS), saying his team would only endorse its use if it were 100 percent accurate.

India’s four-test series against Australia will go ahead without the use of the sometimes controversial DRS, with the tourists rejecting it in every bilateral tournament they play.

Dec 8, 2014

Cricket-No budging on DRS for stand-in India captain Kohli

ADELAIDE, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Stand-in India captain Virat Kohli has stuck to the party line on cricket’s decision review system (DRS), saying his team would only endorse its use if it were 100 percent accurate.

India’s four-test series against Australia will go ahead without the use of the sometimes controversial DRS, with the tourists rejecting it in every bilateral tournament they play.

Dec 8, 2014

Clarke fit to face India in Adelaide

ADELAIDE (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke is fit to lead the side into the first test against India on Tuesday and his return is a “huge boost” for the hosts, fast bowler Mitchell Johnson said.

Clarke has been struggling physically with a hamstring injury and emotionally in the aftermath of friend and former team mate Phillip Hughes’s death, which caused the opening test to be postponed and moved from Brisbane.

Dec 8, 2014

Cricket-Clarke fit to face India in Adelaide

ADELAIDE, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke is fit to lead the side into the first test against India on Tuesday and his return is a “huge boost” for the hosts, fast bowler Mitchell Johnson said.

Clarke has been struggling physically with a hamstring injury and emotionally in the aftermath of friend and former team mate Phillip Hughes’s death, which caused the opening test to be postponed and moved from Brisbane.

Dec 8, 2014

Hughes tragedy won’t temper Australia aggression – Johnson

ADELAIDE (Reuters) – Australia’s players are still mourning the tragic death of team mate Phillip Hughes but their bowlers will not shy away from sending down a barrage of short deliveries in the first test against India, paceman Mitchell Johnson has said.

Australia meet India in the opening day of the first test at Adelaide Oval on Tuesday, less than a week after batsman Phillip Hughes’s funeral.

Dec 8, 2014

Cricket-Hughes tragedy won’t temper Australia aggression – Johnson

ADELAIDE, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Australia’s players are still mourning the tragic death of team mate Phillip Hughes but their bowlers will not shy away from sending down a barrage of short deliveries in the first test against India, paceman Mitchell Johnson has said.

Australia meet India in the opening day of the first test at Adelaide Oval on Tuesday, less than a week after batsman Phillip Hughes’s funeral.

Dec 7, 2014

Preview: Australia brace for emotional test in Adelaide

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The first test Australia hosts against India this week is set to be fraught with conflicting emotions as players return to battle with a mixture of relief and apprehension after the tragic death of Phillip Hughes.

The Adelaide Oval was Hughes’ adopted home ground after his move from New South Wales, and both teams will pay tribute there to the batsman who died in hospital last month, two days after being struck by a short ball during a Sheffield Shield match.

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