India vs Australia test series is about to get underway and this is what everyone has been waiting for. The T20 series between India and Australia was shared 1-1 after rain saved Australia from a likely defeat in the second T20 international. To be honest, though, the result of that series was pretty irrelevant. India won the T20 series in England and dominated the ODI series in South Africa (after winning the T20 internationals) and yet the tours were considered a failure because of the losses in the test series.
If India manages to win or even draw this test series then it will be one of the greatest feats in its cricketing history. Australia looks ripe for the taking without Steve Smith and David Warner but it should not be underestimated. The Australians have a world class bowling attack and batsmen that are brilliant in home conditions.
India: Virat Kohli (C), M Vijay, KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Parthiv Patel, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Australia: Aaron Finch, Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine (c), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Chris Tremain, Peter Siddle.
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With World-class bowling attacks and a home advantage, Australia definitely stands a chance to win this match.