Published: Wed, December 26, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Shastri reveals that Jadeja has been unfit for a while

Shastri reveals that Jadeja has been unfit for a while

"Perhaps I am an outlier, but I prefer to watch the game and hear an expert commentator talk rather than a wicketkeeper ranting for six balls".

"That accountability has to be taken by the top order and I'm sure they've got the experience, they've got the exposure over the last few years to get out there and deliver". There was a bit of humour to it, and we pride ourselves on that. "I want to see the tiger in the wild and not put in a cage". "Flat pitches produce boring cricket".

"It doesn't need to be angry, doesn't need to be abusive". It's all about getting into that frame of mind, as a team, as individuals when we prepare our own skill sets.

"For a spinner to bowl so well in Australia is a huge thing". We've got to stand up for ourselves.

"Coming to Australia for a Test series, (if) someone would have told us that after two Tests the result will be one-all, we would have taken it", he said.

Langer was surprised that Perth got an "average" rating from the match referee. A couple of deliveries stayed low, but I thought it was entertaining Test cricket.

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India have said they will make a Christmas Day call on whether they recall Ashwin, who has had an abdominal strain.

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar is the most high profile name to openly question the Test leadership credentials of Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri after successive selection blunders denied the Indians a shot at victory in South Africa, England and Australia. "As cricketers, that is all you can do", he added.

The third test of the four match-series between India and Australia will be played in Melbourne from December 26, with the series levelled at 1-1. "There were some really good signs in Perth", said the coach.

Many commentators were baffled India had overlooked left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja - a situation Shastri wanted to clear up on Sunday when he revealed the all-rounder had been battling soreness after having an injection in his shoulder. "It will come down to that decision", Langer added. Pete's a very good player of spin bowling and Mitch is a good player of spin too. Neither there was any stiffness which you are talking about.

"Lyon is a very good bowler".

Jadeja, who did spend a significant amount of time fielding as 12th man in Perth, is also in doubt for Boxing Day. I think on that particular [Perth] wicket, they played much better cricket than we did. Despite bowling out the hosts twice and taking a 192-run first innings lead, India suffered a 63-run defeat due to another batting failure. We have been prepared for all of them to play. The other thing about him is there's some real confidence and he shows great leadership.

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