India and Australia the two noble teams who give a tough competition to each other.

India and Australia the two noble teams who give a tough competition to each other.

India and Australia the two noble teams who give a tough competition to each other.

The tour of the Indian cricket team to Australia started in the month of November of 2014 and ended in January. The entire tour consisted of about two tour matches and four matches of the Test season. The first match of the Test Series was played in Brisbane but unfortunately it had to be postponed due to the death of Philip Hughes. And this is the reason why Adelaide took the initiative to host the first match and the second math was hosted in Brisbane accordingly.

The third test match was a draw and this is when the captain of the Indian Cricket that is Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement from cricket which had an immediate effect. The final Test match was also a draw which resulted in the victory of the Australian Cricket team by a score of 2-0. The Indian cricket team selected about 19 players for the match against Australia; Naman Ojha was kept as a backup option that would have played in place of Wriddhiman Saha in the first Test series. However the captain of the team India could not play the first test due to a sudden injury and therefore Virat Kohli was given the opportunity to lead the team in the first match. Dhawal Kulkarni was also asked to join the squad of the Indian Team for the following matches in place of Bhuvneshwar Kumar as he suffered from a severe ankle injury.

Kohli got the chance to lead the team in the last match as well after Dhoni announced his retirement after the Test match in Melbourne. On the other side the Australian Cricket Team was led by Captain Michael Clarke who was eventually made to pass a fitness test just before the commencement of the match. Shaun Marsh was kept as a backup option for Clarke as well. Clarke had to finally leave the Test series after he got a blow in his right hamstring. And Steve Smith took his position as a Standby Captain for the second and the fourth matches to be played. For the last Test match Ashton Agar was eventually added for the benefit of the team.

This particular series was played without the consent of the Decision Review System as the Board of Control for Cricket in India was against the decision. The victory in the match was indeed a clear win for team Australia and it was a consecutive loss of the Indian Team to Australia for the sixth time now. The overall rate of runs in the match series was about 4.12 run per over which is recorded as the highest for Test series played in the continent of Australia and ninth highest in general.

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