The Indian cricket team will look to replicate their performance of the 2018-19 Border-Gavaskar Trophy, when they take on Australia in the first Test of the four-match series at the Adelaide Oval on December 17, Thursday, in India’s first-ever away Day-Night pink-ball Test match.
After settling the scores with Australia with a 2-1 win in the T20I series following an identical 2-1 series loss in the ODIs, Virat Kohli will hope his men to get an early advantage in the Test series Down Under.
With injuries seeing Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma out of the Indian squad for the first Test, while David Warner and Will Puckovski miss the Australian squad, all eyes will be on the Virat Kohli vs Steve Smith battle. Watch India vs Australia 1st Test live.
India vs Australia Test full squads
India Test squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Mohd. Siraj.
Australia Test squad: Tim Paine (captain), Sean Abbott, Joe Burns, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Will Pucovski, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade (wicket-keeper), David Warner
India vs Australia 1st Test playing XI
India playing XI: Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Australia predicted playing XI: Tim Paine (wicket-keeper), Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (captain), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood
Where to watch India vs Australia 1st Test match live?
The first India vs Australia Test match will be telecast live at 9:30 AM IST on Sony SIX HD, Sony TEN 1 HD and Sony TEN 3 HD, along with the corresponding SD channels, from Thursday, December 17. Live streaming of the first AUS vs IND Test will be available on the Sony LIV app.
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