India keen to take down Australia for perfect end to season


The Indian test juggernaut, with Virat Kohli at the wheel, has crushed almost everything in its path over the last 18 months and Australia will have to conjure up something special if they are to upset the hosts in their four-match series. With the opening test between the world’s top two test teams beginning in Pune on Thursday, the odds are stacked heavily in favour of hosts India, who have gone 19 tests without defeat. In the final phase of their bumper home season, India are sitting pretty at the top of the test rankings after six consecutive series victories.…

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