On December 17, the much-awaited four-match test series between India and Australia will begin. This is the historic occasion when for the first time in a Day-Night Test, the two powerhouses face each other. Adelaide Oval will host the encounter even as their leading players are fighting injuries in Australia. Joe Burns is set to open the innings, despite poor form, while at the top of the order, Matthew Wade is expected to team up with him.
India would miss their ace pacer Ishant Sharma the entire season. Rohit Sharma has just landed in Australia for the last two tests and is likely to play. India has declared their playing XI, unlike the hosts. Prithvi Shaw was preferred as the opener, while Wriddhiman Saha was set to take the gloves ahead of Rishabh Pant.
In Adelaide, there are no chances of rain during the five days of the test match. The atmosphere will remain partly cloudy, and the temperature will be approximately 23 degrees Celsius.
At the Adelaide Oval, a competitive game of cricket beckons, with the pink ball adding more spice to this competition.
The ball could swing around from ball one, and the bowlers are expected to seam around under the lights. For the ball to soften up, the batsmen are expected to see out the initial phase, after which run-scoring could become manageable. The spinners should also have a role in the trials, and choosing their variations under lights could not be easy.
After winning the toss, both teams could look to bat first since the pitch is expected to slow down as the match progresses. In the fourth innings, that would make it hard to chase down targets.
Tim Paine (c&wk), Matthew Wade, Joe Burns, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Cameron Green
Virat Kohli (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravi Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Hanuma Vihari
India vs Australia, 1st TEST Dream 11:
Mitchell Starc (c), Tim Paine (wk), Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Nathan Lyon, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav
When looking at the players, they’re all on par with each other. It’s a difficult choice. After approximately ten months, the Indian cricket team, as well as the Australian cricket team, will play test cricket. Australia is going to be affected by the absence of David Warner. Both the team’s Bowling lineup is pretty good, but in this one, Australia will be strong, as they have all their streamlined pacers for this one as well as Lyon, who takes fast wickets. If India can get Smith early, they’ll be there with a great chance to win this match. Let’s bet on BAJI now to enjoy this long awaited test match and win some cash!