Bangalore, Oct 8 (UNI) Skipper Anil Kumble today said the Indian team is fully geared up to meet the challenge from the visiting Australian team in the four-test series beginning here from tomorrow.
"Preparation is good. We had three weeks of rigorous workout and the Irani trophy tournament has also given ample practice. We have done everything to keep ourself in fit condition to meet the challenges likely to be posed by the Australians" Kumble said in his test eve comments to newspersons here.
On the pitch conndition he said it seems to be very good for test match. ''Since it is my home city, I want to take full advantage and would like to start the series with winning note. I take call on the pitch and will bowl accordingly." About sledging incidents in the last series against Australia involving Harbhajan Singh and Symonds, Kumble said that "past is past but I assure that this series would be played in right way. We have learnt many lessons and the mistakes will not be repeated." To another question, he said that "we cannot take visiting team so lightly. We have also prepared strategy to take on Australian batting as well as bowling." UNI MSP VK RKN1307