PICS! Virat Kohli and team are readying to beat Steven Smith and Co.

India v Australia Ranchi Test: Virat Kohli & Co. gear up to face the Australians for the Ranchi Test in what promises to be a mouthwatering showdown

As team India is gearing up to face the mighty Australians at the beginning of chapter three, of what promises to be a mouthwatering showdown, Virat Kohli and team India will be upbeat after their hard-fought win at Bengaluru by 75 runs.

Steven Smith, the visitors will be low on morale after surrendering to India after getting a lead at Bengaluru. They have also faced the brunt of the DRS controversy which grabbed numerous eyeballs. They also will not be having the services of Mitchell Starc who created a real impact in the first two Tests with the bat and the ball. So they will have to decide his replacement and to fill the big boots, there is Pat Cummins and Mitch Swepson in the fray. Smith may wait till the morning of the Test, look at the wicket and then take a call. With rumours doing the rounds, we come to know that it is going to be a slow turner, which should allow time to the batsman to play the ball late.

In the following pictures, you can see Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha and Anil Kumble as well.

Anil Kumble too has hogged the limelight for the wrong reasons. He apparently walked into the match referee’s room after the match seeking an explanation into how he handled the DRS controversy.

India will eye its seventh successive Test series win, which is a big feat in itself. So a lot is at stake here for team India; do catch the live streaming of the match on Hotstar.