As is usual with India - Australia contests the mind games have started before the actual games commence. And, again predictably enough, it is the Aussies who have started it. So, we have Nathan Hauritiz saying that even Sachin Tendulkar though great can make mistakes, Mitchell Johnson warning that he is going to target Virender Sehwag who "doesn't like short balls" and Michael Clarke predicting that the best of Ricky Ponting is yet to come.
Well, the Australian captain can certainly do with some morale boosting for his record in India is woeful. In 11 Tests (19 innings) spread over four visits he has just managed to score 411 runs at an average of 21.62 with one hundred. That is well below his overall average of 54.66. What should encourage Ponting though is that the century came during his last visit two years ago, so finally he could be coming to terms with Indian conditions.
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