Ravindra Jadeja cleared for Boxing Day Test

Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja

Jadeja missed the second Test to allow him more time to recover from the persistent problem and had been considered a doubt for the forthcoming third in Melbourne.

Amid the selection debate, Kohli but has vowed to maintain his typical passionate style in the pivotal MCG clash.

India pulled the extraordinary move to drop both KL Rahul and Murali Vijay, after the openers handed in less than impressive performances in the opening two Tests of the series. With the victory, the hosts levelled the four-match series 1-1. "Virat Kohli. He is the greatest cricketer on the planet", Warne said.

I don't think there is any secret. That's in the past. These are things that happen on the outside.

"It is the kind of balance that you need when you go and play overseas".

"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".

"We wanted to be careful. We want to lead our teams well and play good cricket". "Pandya is fit", International Cricket Council quoted the coach, as saying.

Curator Matt Page has worked diligently on trying to improve the drop-in wickets, experimenting through the Sheffield Shield season.

India instead selected four quicks, a decision that was widely panned when Australia's offspinner Nathan Lyon claimed man of the match honours.

Last time, the pitch played a big part in not being able to have a result either ways, for both sides. "I can see number 1,2 or 3 batsman play in him", Sanjay Manjrekar said. We feel like we are getting better with every Test. He's got all the talent but is it fair to send the youngster into a Test match in Australia without any warm-up games?

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Kohli has fond memories of Melbourne.

Following a surprise 2-1 loss to New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan take on the Proteas over the next three weeks, starting at Centurion on Boxing Day.

Pat Cummins has snagged the two wickets to fall in the third Test, ending Wednesday's post-lunch session when he had Agarwal caught behind down the leg side for 76.

"There is no real secret".

"When you look at Perth, we felt [Jadeja] was about 70-80 per cent fit and we didn't want to risk that in Perth".

"As a batsman, if at any stage you're hesitating or scared of the bounce, then you're definitely going to get hit", he said.

"For me, what has worked is being comfortable in where I am playing".

"I think I will get two hundreds but it will be important for me not to think about it and continue the way I am batting". As Ashwin and Jadeja can bat well, It will give more robustness to the batting line up and will help the team to add 50 to 100 extra runs in the total.