IND Vs AUS 1st Test Playing 11: The Border-Gavaskar series is going to start from day-night test played at the Adelaide Oval ground between India and Australia from today. In 2018-19, Team India defeated the hosts Australia and captured the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The Australian team is trying to bring the Border-Gavaskar Trophy back to itself, but at the moment the team is troubled by the injury of its star players. Team India has tried to make a mental edge by announcing the team a day before the match.
The Australian team now looks stronger than in 2018-19. The ball tempering controversy during the tour of South Africa in 2018 had changed a lot in the Australian team. In the last series played between the two teams, Australia landed on the field with the new captain and he did not have his two star batsmen David Warner and Steve Smith.
Australia’s middle order is strong
Now Smith has not only returned to the Australian team, but he has also got a new star in the form of Labushen. The Australian team is currently number one in the Test Championship. Australia retained their possession of the Ashes series by moving to England last year and then beating Pakistan and New Zealand at home.
Australia has announced to remove the curtain from their playing eleven during the toss. But Australia’s playing XI is almost fixed. Both the captain and coach have confirmed the debut of all-rounder Cameron Green. Apart from this, Penn has indicated that despite poor form Burns will play and Wade will support him in the opening.
Labushen, Smith and Head will be responsible for the Middle Order. The Australian team will definitely give them a chance given Stark’s brilliant record in the Day Night Test. Hazelwood and Cummins are completely set to play.
Gill did not get a chance
The Indian team has already removed the curtain from their playing eleven. Team India has decided to take the field along with Prithvi Shaw in the first Test instead of Shubman Gill. Vihari will bat at number 6 and will also have to play the part time bowler.
Spin bowling will be commanded by Ashwin. Apart from Bumrah and Shami, Umesh Yadav has been placed in the team as the third fast bowler.
Team India: Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Riddhiman Saha, R.K. Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Jaspreet Bumrah.
Australia Probable: Joe Burns, Matthew Wade, Marnus Labuschen, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Tim Paine, Pat Cummins, Michelle Stark, Jose Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon
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