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The two were in unison in their praise for one of the biggest cricket stadiums in the world.
They too hope the ending of the ongoing TVS Cup Tri-series will also be as beautiful.
"It is a special place and being here is a wonderful experience,'' gushed Bichel speaking to the media after the team's morning practice.
Bichel was candid in saying "it will be an enormous challenge playing India in front of such a huge crowd.'' He felt it would be an appropriate setting to showcase the talent of Australia. "The main part of our country's success in international arena is because of the depth in talent in our cricket.''
Hogg, no stranger to India having toured once earlier, felt it was tough bowling on sub-continent pitches against class batsmen who are bred on spin. "I am thoroughly enjoying my bowling and I am very happy the way things have gone for me on this tour,'' he said.
would have heard and seen more of Stuart had be not been playing in the Warne era,'' he opined.
Bichel thought the present Aussie side was young as far as bowling concerned and felt the strength of the team was its depth in batting. He said the pitch for the final would certainly help spinners and "the entire team is looking forward to the new challenge.'' He said the healthy aspect of the Australian cricket was finding right replacements for injured players.
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