We all have waited for this for the whole year and now the real test is here. The test of patience, technique, temperament and will begins with the first game at the Adelaide Oval on the 17th of December when India & Australia march on towards the Border Gavaskar Trophy of 2020-21. While a lot is being talked about the opening combination of India, Australian players have been bitten by the injury bug ahead of the 1st test match. However, Cameron Green, Steven Smith & Joe Burns are confirmed for being in the playing 11 even after suffering certain niggles, concussions, and test career scares.
AUS vs IND 1st Test Venue
The 1st test match of the Border Gavaskar trophy will begin at the Adelaide Oval. This test will be a day-night affair that begins at 9:30 am IST.
AUS vs IND 1st Test Pitch Conditions
The pink ball test will see cloudy skies that will assist the swing bowlers on a track that has a history of being batting-friendly.
AUS vs IND 1st Test Head To Head
India have won the border Gavaskar trophy 8 times as opposed to Australia’s 5 time-triumph. India lost the test last time they played here in 2018 but have good memories of Kohli making this ground roar with his past performances. Virat averages 71 in Adelaide and has scored 3 100s at this venue while Steven Smith boasts of an immaculate record when it comes to playing test cricket against India.
AUS vs IND 1st Test Squads
Australia Squad: Joe Burns, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Tim Paine(w/c), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Matthew Wade, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, James Pattinson, Michael Neser, Mitchell Swepson.
India Squad: Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Siraj, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Kuldeep Yadav.
AUS vs IND 1st Test Probable 11
India Probable XI: Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Australia Probable XI: Joe Burns, Matthew Wade, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Cameron Green, Tim Paine(w/c), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, James Pattinson
AUS vs IND Fantasy Playing 11
KL Rahul, Virat Kohli(C), Steven Smith(VC), Cheteshwar Pujara, Mayank Agarwal, Cameron Green, Hanuma Vihari, Jasprit Bumrah, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Mohd Shami
AUS vs IND Gameplay
India will win the toss and bat first. King Kohli will finally score a century in this year and help India reach a score close to 450. Steve Smith will be the sole batsmen who would survive the lethal bowling of Bumrah & Shami. India will concede a lead and will eventually choke the Aussies quite convincingly.
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