Australia vs India 2018-19, 1st Test | Team News | Dream11 Predictions | Probable11's & Updates

-posted on Dec 04, 2018

Match Description :

When India’s Test squad for the series against Australia was announced, a young Prithvi Shaw was amongst those who were going to play his maiden tour of Australia.

Prithvi Shaw, who scored a century against West Indies on debut, was relishing the opportunity. However, Shaw will be unable to play the first Test match at Adelaide after an unfortunate injury on his ankle during India’s warm-up game. This means that we will most likely see Murali Vijay and KL Rahul open the batting for India.

Vijay, who was dropped during India’s Test series against England has since then improved on his performance and has been raking in the runs in county cricket. Rahul, on the other hand, remains a little inconsistent but an injury to Shaw now means that Rahul gets one more chance to prove himself in Tests. Following him will India’s Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara who has been a wall in the Indian batting line-up. The rest of India’s batting line-up should include Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant.

Among the bowlers, looking at the conditions, it is very unlikely that India will play two specialist spinners and will opt for all-rounder Hanuma Vihari to bowl the occasional spin overs.

India should be choosing the experience of Ravichandra Ashwin over Kuldeep Yadav in the first Test. While Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah are mainstays in the Indian cricket team, it will be a gamble between Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami for the third pacer slot.

When and Where :

Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Time: Dec 06 – Dec 10, 5:30 AM IST

Australia Squad :

Tim Paine(c), Mitchell Marsh, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Chris Tremain

India Squad :

Virat Kohli(c), Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Parthiv Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Pitch condition :

India VS Australia 1st Test: Pitch report for Adelaide test. Adelaide Oval curator Damian Hough recently said in an interview that they will be leaving some grass on the pitch and that can be good news for the pacers as the turf will be helpful to the quicks from both the teams.

Venue Statistics :

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Report

Last five Test matches:

Australia: L, D, L, L, L.
India: W, W, L, L, W.

Playing 11 :

Australia India

Tim Paine (C & WK)

Virat Kohli (C)

Marcus Harris

Ajinkya Rahane

Aaron Finch

KL Rahul

Usman Khawaja

Murali Vijay

Shaun Marsh

Cheteshwar Pujara

Peter Handscomb

Rohit Sharma/Hanuma Vihari

Travis Head

Rishabh Pant (WK)

Pat Cummins

Ravichandran Ashwin

Mitchell Starc

Mohammed Shami

Nathan Lyon

Ishant Sharma

Josh Hazlewood

Jasprit Bumrah

Key Players :

Australia India
Usman Khawaja
Shaun March
Nathan Lyon
Aaron Finch
Tim Paine
Mitchell Starc
Virat Kohli
Ajinkya Rahane
Jasprit Bumrah
Hanuma Vihari
R Ashwin
Ishant Sharma

Notes :

* Murali Vijay will replace injured Prithvi Shaw.

*Adelaide Oval is Nathan Lyon’s most productive venue in Test cricket as the off-spinner has claimed 37 wickets in seven Tests here including a 12/286 in the 2014 Test match against Indian team.

Australia vs India Dream11 Team


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