IND vs AUS: The first test of India tour of Australia, 2018-19 is scheduled from today. The match will start at 12:00 AM GMT, 5:30 AM IST on December 6th. The venue of the match is at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide. In this series, each team has won one T20I match so far. With D Warner and S Smith still facing the heat of ball-tampering scandal, Australia looks a bit feeble against the number 1 team in ICC test rankings.
The four-day practice game against Cricket Australia XI gave an insight into the preparations of team India. While Prithvi Shaw got ruled out with an ankle injury, Cheteshwar Pujara was fluent in his strokeplay along with Virat Kohli and Anjinkya Rahane scoring half-centuries. Hence in the 1st test IND vs AUS, it is predicted that India will win against Australia.
IND vs AUS Playing XI
India Playing XI: Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari/Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (wk), R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah
Australia Playing XI: Aaron Finch, Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Tim Paine (c/wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.
IND vs AUS Team Squads
India Team; Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami
Australia Team: Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Tim Paine(w/c), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon