- The four-match Test series begins in Australia
- Day-night Test match to be played at Adelaide Oval
- Team India’s first day-night test on foreign soil
The four-match Test series between India and Australia will begin with a day-night match. This test match with pink ball will be played in Adelaide from Thursday. India’s first day-night Test match on foreign soil. Earlier, he played day and night in Kolkata.
Australia is the most experienced team in the day-night test format. Australia has played 7 Test matches so far with pink ball, of which four have played at Adelaide Oval. At the same time, India has played only one Test match in day-night format so far. India played this match against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens in November last year. India’s first day-night test came four years after Australia’s first Test match.
Prithvi Shaw will start the innings with Mayank Agarwal. Prithvi, however, could not do much in both practice matches. Only managed 62 runs in 4 innings. He could not even run in New Zealand at the beginning of the year and had just put a fifty.
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Wriddhiman Saha has been elected as the wicketkeeper. His experience overshadowed the young Rishabh Pant. India’s batting order – three, four, five can be considered almost fixed. Pujara, Kohli and Rahane will descend respectively. After this, Hanuma Vihari will contribute in sixth place.
Match related information
IND vs AUS: When will the first Test match start?
This match will be played from Thursday (17 December).
IND vs AUS: Where will the first Test match be played?
The match will be played at the Adelaide Oval, which will be day and night.
IND vs AUS: What time does the first Test match start?
This match will start at 9.30 am Indian time. Toss will be done at 9.00.
IND vs AUS: On which TV channel can the first test match be seen?
This match can be seen on Sony Pictures Sports Network (Sony SIX, Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 3).
IND vs AUS: Where can online live streaming of first test match be seen?
Live streaming of the match will be available on SonyLIV. Also, live scores and live updates can be seen at https://www.aajtak.in/.
The teams are as follows-
India Playing XI: Virat Kohli (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Riddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mo. Shami, Jaspreet Bumrah.
Australia : Tim Paine (captain and wicketkeeper), Joe Burns, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschen, Nathan Lyon, Michael Naser, James Pattinson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swapson, Matthew Wade.