Keeping Kohli "quiet" would be key for success: Steve Smith

VVS Laxman Michael Clarke make predictions for India Australia series

Laxman admitted there will be no dearth of competitiveness in a series comprising five ODIs and three T20Is as both teams will go all out for win.

Smith, who has eight ODI centuries, said he was not too concerned about the gulf between him and Kohli but to be successful in the series, they will have to get Kohli out cheaply.

Laxman picked India to win with a 4-1 scoreline. In Indian Premier League, Warner plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad whereas Smith plays for Rising Pune Supergiant, where they have experienced wearing colourful costumes but apart from that, it will be the first instance for both. "Also it doesn't mean that Ashwin and Jadeja have been dropped", Laxman tried to explain his viewpoint. India chose to rest leading spinners R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja but Smith said the hosts still have a potent spin attack. The two top order batsman is arguably the best in the world and brings a whole lot of experience to the table. "I believe the roadmap is already in place and experimentation has started already as was seen during the Sri Lanka series". He is exciting and is fulfilling the role of a finisher to the tee.

India squad for first three ODIs: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhone, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvender Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami.

Lewandowski slammed by Bayern CEO Rummenigge over transfer complaints
It's not the first time he talks bad about our club and I know his agent Barthel is behind his statements . My advantage is that I played my whole career in Munich. "I am sorry for what Lewandowski said".

Kohli had accused Smith of "cheating" but the visiting captain promised there won't be any controversy this time.

"As leaders, I think it's very even at this stage of their careers". The Australian journalist named Dennis shared a picture of Virat Kohli with the broom ahead of the Pakistan vs World XI, Independence Cup 2017 match and became the target of the trolls. "Smith needs to find a way to crack that momentum early on in the series and needs to find a way for Australia to pick it again".

"I think this Australian team has huge potential". Along with that, like I said, what's important as a captain is that your team is winning. "He has got some experience playing in these conditions in IPL".

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