Hello and Welcome to our preview for Australia vs India Test match. We are covering AUS vs IND Dream 11 Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the first Test match. The match is to be played at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.
All Indian and Australian fans have been anticipating this series from a long time. Let alone India, no Asian team has yet claimed a series win in Australia and now India has a great chance to alter the history. Australia is missing its two key batsmen in Steve Smith and David Warner, who is still serving the ban. India will be confident going ahead in the four-match Test series.
The T20 series was tied 1-1 between India and Australia and we now move into the Tests. Australia played its last Test series against Pakistan in UAE and after fighting hard in the first Test, they lost the second. Khawaja returns from his injury and he will boost the batting strength. Australia’s bowling attack is good as ever.
India dominated Windies at home and it was expected. The loss by 1-4 in England will still be on India’s mind, though. Australia has been a place full of runs for the Indian maestro Virat Kohli, and the pre-series hype is enough to indicate his impact on Australia. India will have to buckle up its batting consistency if they are to create history on the Australian land.
AUS vs IND, First Test, India tour of Australia, 2018-19
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
6th-10th December 2018, 5:30 IST
Average first innings score: 386
Previous three Tests played at this majestic ground were all day-nighters. The pitch has a tinge of grass which will be good for even bounce. The weather is dry and hot, so it the pitch is expected to be baked. Lyon and Ashwin will be in the fray on last two days of the Test.
Tim Paine (c, wk), Josh Hazlewood (vc), Mitch Marsh (vc), Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Chris Tremain.
Virat Kohli (c), Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (wk), Parthiv Patel (wk), Ravi Ashwin, Ravi Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
India has announced its 12-man squad. Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Parthiv Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja and Prithvi Shaw have been left out.
Prithvi Shaw was injured in the practice game and was ruled out of the Test.
India will open with KL Rahul and M Vijay. Pujara-Kohli-Rahane will take up the middle order. Pant will handle the keeping duties.
R Ashwin will be the sole spinner while Mohammad Shami, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah complete the pace attack.
The only decision that remains to be taken is between Hanuma Vihari and Rohit Sharma. Anyone of them can play.
Australia has declared its playing XI. Peter Siddle, Chris Tremain and Mitchell Marsh won’t feature in the first Test.
Victoria opener Marcus Harris will make his Test debut and shall open alongside Aaron Finch.
Usman Khawaja is back and fit. He will bat at number three. Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb and Travis Head complete the batting order.
Tim Paine will be the captain and keeper.
Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood will breathe fire with the ball. Lyon will be the lone spinner.
Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Tim Paine (c, wk), Pat Cummins, Mitch Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood
KL Rahul, M Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma/Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah
Captain and Vc choices: Virat Kohli, Mitchell Starc, Aaron Finch, R Ashwin, J Bumrah.
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