Australia claimed the ODI series 2-1 while India hammered the hosts 2-1 in the T20I series so far. Both the teams have won 3 games on the tour each. The saga moves on to the longer formats now with the 1st of the 4-Test Match series getting underway from 17th December at Adelaide.
AUS vs IND 1st Test Match Toss Details:
Team India won the toss and elected to bat first.
AUS vs IND 1st Test Match Playing XI:
Australia: Matthew Wade, Joe Burns, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Tim Paine (c&wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon.
India: Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihar, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav.
AUS vs IND 1st Test Match Details:
India will be taking on Australia in the 1st Test Match of the Test Series at Adelaide from 17th December (Thursday). The game is scheduled to begin at 9:30 AM IST.
AUS vs IND 1st Test Match Preview:
Both the teams are coming off few good wins into the Test Series and will now battle it out in the longest format. Australia is the current Number 1 Test side in the World and with the conditions favourable, are expected to stay at this spot for long.
India is at the third position in the ICC Test Rankings, standing only behind Australia and New Zealand. The Adelaide Test promises to be an intense player battle between Australia’s Steve Smith (number 1 ranked Test Batsman) and India’s Virat Kohli (number 3 ranked Test Batsman).
AUS vs IND 1st Test Weather Report:
The temperature is expected to hover around 18°C through all the 5 days of the Test match, with humidity ranging from 40-55%. The sky is expected to be covered by the clouds and there are chances of rain-interruptions as well.
AUS vs IND 1st Test Pitch Report:
The surface at Adelaide is generally a batting-friendly wicket, but also has a lot for the pacers on offer. The cloudy skies will assist the swing bowlers and the batsmen will have a tough time facing the new ball. Overall, it’s a surface that has something for every department.
Average 1st innings score:
Record of chasing teams:
WON – 21, LOST – 38, DRAW/TIED – 19 (Last 78 matches at this venue)
AUS vs IND 1st Test Injury Update:
(Will be added when there is an update)
AUS vs IND 1st Test Probable XIs:
Australia: Marcus Harris, Joe Burns, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine(C/WK), Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood
Bench: Sean Abbott, James Pattinson, Mitchell Swepson, Cameron Green, Michael Neser
India: Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav
Bench: Prithvi Shaw, Wriddhiman Saha, Lokesh Rahul, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav
AUS vs IND 1st Test Top Picks To Consider In Your Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team:
Virat Kohli, the backbone of India’s batting, averages 50+ across all 3 formats and has added 7240 runs in 86 Tests so far, with the help of 22 half-centuries, 27 centuries and 7 double centuries. His unbelievable stats makes him a must-have player in the fantasy teams.
Steve Smith, the current number 1 ranked Test batsman, averages 62.84 in Tests and has 29 half-centuries, 26 centuries and 3 double centuries to his name. He will be looking to make great use of his home conditions.
Pat Cummins, the current number 1 Test Cricket bowler, has hunted 143 scalps in just 30 Test matches so far and becomes almost unplayable in the cloudy conditions. He will lead the pace attack for the Aussies.
Jasprit Bumrah, the India bowling sensation and the only Indian to make it to the Top 10 of the ICC Men’s Bowling Ranking, has grabbed 68 wickets in 14 Test Matches so far and averages 20.34 in Tests. The Indian skipper has high expectations from the pacer.
AUS vs IND 1st Test Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Virat Kohli, Steve Smith
Vice-Captain – Pat Cummins, Marnus Labuchagne, Cheteshwar Pujara
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for AUS vs IND 1st Test Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Matthew Wade
Batsmen – Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Virat Kohli (c), Cheteshwar Pujara, Prithvi Shaw
All-Rounders – Travis Head
Bowlers – Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins (vc), Nathan Lyon, Mohammad Shami
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for AUS vs IND 1st Test Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Wriddhiman Saha
Batsmen – Steve Smith (c), Marnus Labuschagne (vc), Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane
All-Rounders – Cameron Green
Bowlers – Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammad Shami
AUS vs IND 1st Test Expert Advice:
The bowlers will play a crucial role in the Adelaide Test as the batters. The conditions are favourable for swing bowlers in particular so do not miss out the likes of Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood from your fantasy teams.
AUS vs IND 1st Test Probable Winners:
Australia is expected to win the first Test Match considering their dominant batting lineup and fierce pace attack.