The first day of the four-day practice match between India and Australia has been called off as intense showers played the spoiler part here.
Getting used to the pacy and swinging conditions in Australia is very important and India is lagging in this department. This practice match could have come of great help but the weather had other ideas.
It needs to be said that the Aussies look comparatively weak without their star batsmen Smith and Warner but underestimating the current side can prove to be costly as the series progresses.
The first test match is set to be played on December 6th at the Sydney cricket ground.