Australia finished the opening day’s play of the First Test at Chennai at 316 for 7. Skipper Michael Clarke wrapped up the day’s proceedings with a 23rd Test century and will resume his fight to stretch the Australian total as much as possible on Day 2.
The situation that M S Dhoni and Michael Clarke currently find themselves in, not many would envy them. Both the skippers have a tough task on hand as their teams face each other in the upcoming Test series.
After all the build-up, the India-Australia series will finally kick off on Friday at Chennai. It goes without saying that the team which performs better as a combined unit will emerge winners. At the same time, there are a few individual battles that could also impact the series. Here are a few battles within the battle that we believe could be significant factors in determining the outcome of the series.