India will soon play their first test match against Australia in Adelaide. The team today finished their first practice game today at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The Adelaide curator Damien Hough has already prepared the pitch for the first game which will begin on December 6, 2018. Damien in an interview with the Australian newspaper revealed that the pitch will remain unchanged. This means, the pitch will be covered with lush green grass and bring in good news for the pacers. As per the curator, no different preparations have been made for the pitch. Virat Kohli’s Funny Reaction After Taking a Wicket in India vs Cricket Australia XI Practice Match, Watch Video.
The curator said that he found no reason to change the pitch despite the theory over maintaining a greener 22 yards was to protect the Kookaburra pink at the venue's annual day-night Test. “We won’t do anything differently," Hough told The Weekend Australian. "The preparation will be the same. The only difference is we get the covers off earlier and we start earlier. We do the same preparation for red-ball cricket and pink-ball cricket at Shield level. The best way to get an even contest is to leave some grass on there and get that balance between bat and ball. Right now, we really feel that this is where it’s at for the pitch." Murali Vijay Smashes 26 Runs in One Over During India vs Cricket Australia XI Practice Match, Watch Video Highlights
Talking about the practice game that ended today, it four-day long match proved to be a good opportunity to the visitors to adapt to the conditions around. The four-day long practice game ended with a draw. However, the good news was Murali Vijay and KL Rahul who had been out of form for a while now put their best foot forward. Murali Vijay scored a century and KL Rahul made a half-century.