Welcome to the preview of IND vs AUS 1st Test Match. Both India and Australia are yet to settle on their opening combination heading into the pink-ball Test at Adelaide (City in Australia).
Virat Kohli’s Men in Blue and Tim Paine’s Yellow Army are excited to clash each other in longer formate. The white-ball exchange ended on an even note. Australia won the ODI series 2-1 and, India replied by winning the T20I trophy with the same scoreline but, Test cricket is a tuff examination for every team as well every player. No.1 ranking team, Australia roaring in the top of the table with 116 points.
ICC Test Ranking 2020
According to the world rankings, Australia currently ranked at the top with 116 rating points. New Zealand is at No.2 with a pointless. India at No.3 position with 114 points.
Team News: IND vs AUS 1st test Match
India will have some concerns regarding the opening pair, but now well set Mayank Agarwal is likely to partner Shubhman Gill at the top. Shubhman Gil already proves himself in both practice matches. Cheteshwar Pujara, the Test specialist never going to miss out on playing11 in longer formate. Virat Kholi, who came at no.4. if India wants to win the opening game Virat has to play a good inning. After the opening game, Virat flies back home for the birth of a first child. India’s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane will come to bat at 5th position.
Rishabh pant fixes his place after playing an incredible warm-up match. Ravichandran Ashwin experienced allrounder and, He knows very well how Test cricket play. Mohamad Shami is in great form. A match-winner, Bumrah is a must in the team. He showed that he has improved his batting, and could get India some crucial runs at the end of the batting from Bumrah. Next Bowler Umesh Yadav is ahead of Mohmad Siraj due to batting Capabilities.
Injuries are the main concern for the Australian team, David Warner not in playing11 due to muscle injuries. Will Pucovaski talented Australian batsman has been ruled out of the 1st Test after he suffered his 9th concussion following a blow to his head courtesy of a Kartik Tyagi bouncer during the first warm-up game, Marcus Labuschange is the most exciting player to watch out for. He averages a mind-boggling 82 batting at number 3 in Test Cricket.
World No.1 Test batsman Steve Smith looking in great form in both formate t20 & ODI. and also find his best position to bat in test cricket. Talented allrounder Cameron Green was expected to make his debut in the 1st Test against India. Travis Head leading Australia A in the first warm-up match. Australia is possibly grooming him as a future Test captain.
Tim Pain doing a great job even after the comeback of Starts players David warner & Steven Smith. He has maintained his team’s position at the top of the World Test Championship. Star Bowler Mitchell Starc also come back in playing11 and, he didn’t enough time to prepare himself. Top ranks bowler Pat Cummins, Josh Hazelwood also in playing11. Nathan Lyon continues his form in the longest format.
Australia (AUS) Playing XI
Joe Burns, Cameron Green, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon
India (IND) Playing XI
KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini