Ahead of Adelaide Test, Australia announce Playing XI against India
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Ahead of Adelaide Test Australia announce Playing XI against India
After having a poor record in recent series this year, the Australian team is all set to lock horns against India in the first Test of four-match Test series at Adelaide Oval on Thursday. Under Tim Paine's leadership, the current Aussie side can be compared as a weaker one to their past glorious teams. A day before the opening test the Kangaroos have announced their playing XI for the match.
BREAKING— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 5, 2018
Australia XI for the first Test: Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Tim Paine (c), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood #AUSvIND
The only shocker in the playing XI was the exclusion of all-rounder Mitchell Marsh who could be handy as an extra pacer at the bouncy Oval pitch. While Peter Handscomb made his return into the team.
The 26-year old left-hander Marcus Harris will make his debut after a successful domestic season and will open the innings alongside limited overs skipper Aaron Finch. The hosts will enter the field with the deadly pace trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins who can trouble Indian batsmen at their own den.
While the Indian team has also announced the 12-member squad for the Adelaide Test in which and chinaman miss out from the team.
Team India's 12 for the 1st Test against Australia in Adelaide: (C), A Rahane (VC), , M Vijay, C Pujara, , Hanuma Vihari, R Pant (WK), R Ashwin, M Shami, I Sharma, #TeamIndia #AUSvIND— BCCI (@BCCI) December 5, 2018
In the current 12-member squad, the only choice skipper Virat Kohli has to make is between his limited overs deputy Rohit Sharma and promising young talent Hanuma Vihari who scored half-century on his debut at tough English conditions earlier this year.
Australia's playing XI: Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Tim Paine (c), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood
India's 12-member squad: Virat Kohli (C), A Rahane (VC), KL Rahul, M Vijay, C Pujara, Rohit Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, R Pant (WK), R Ashwin, M Shami, I Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah