Aakash Chopra

Former India opener @cricketaakash

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Cheteshwar Pujara evades a lifter

India v Australia, 4th Test, Dharamsala, 2nd day

Plan against bouncers can't be instinctive

The former India opener analyses different methods batsmen adopt while negotiating the short ball on Indian surfaces where inconsistency in bounce is a big factor

Peter Handscomb was bowled through the gate by Kuldeep Yadav

India v Australia, 4th Test, Dharamsala, 1st day

Kuldeep's height and angle befuddle Australia

On a first-day pitch, Kuldeep Yadav outfoxed three Australian top-order batsmen with guile and his natural attributes

Ravindra Jadeja took two wickets before stumps

India v Australia, 3rd Test, Ranchi, 5th day

Jadeja's deception in pace, length and nature

Ravindra Jadeja doesn't have all the tricks in a bowler's armoury, but he has mastered three facets of spin bowling that make him a weapon in the sub-continent

Cheteshwar Pujara dabs one into the off side

India v Australia, 3rd Test, Ranchi, 3rd day

Patience makes Pujara the batsman

With his impeccable defensive technique, Cheteshwar Pujara is never flustered when the runs don't come as easily

The leg side was productive again for Steven Smith

India v Australia, 3rd Test, Ranchi, 1st day

Smith's runs trump aesthetics

Steven Smith is a classic example of the essentials of batting at the crease and the fact that some may find his game seemingly unaesthetic takes nothing away from its effectiveness

Cheteshwar Pujara plays the ball on the leg side

India v Australia, 2nd Test, Bengaluru, 3rd day

Use your feet and play with a straight bat

Aakash Chopra looks at the technical changes the batsmen needed to make to score runs to tackle the variables of the Bengaluru pitch on the third day

Nathan Lyon gets an applause after his five-for

India v Australia, 2nd Test, Bengaluru, 1st day

Bounce was Lyon's key weapon to attack

Aakash Chopra analyses how Nathan Lyon used accuracy, bounce, revolutions and much more to end with as many as eight wickets on the first day in Bengaluru

Matt Renshaw clips the ball away

India v Australia, 1st Test, Pune, 1st day

Renshaw shows maturity, trust in his game

Aakash Chopra dissects Matt Renshaw's well-crafted half-century on the opening day of the Pune Test