Australia vice-captain Mitch Marsh dropped for first India Test

Lynette Rowe
December 5, 2018

Australian vice-captain Mitch Marsh has been left out of the first Test XI to play India at Adelaide Oval.

Hailing the bowling attack of the hosts, Rahane said that it becomes imperative to pick up 20 wickets to win a Test match and this is where Australia with their bowling attack looks promising.

That was the closest India has come at winning at series in Australia in 11 attempts.

"The quicks are going to have a bowl a bit more and we have full faith that Nathan Lyon can do the job".

"The Indian batsmen weren't anywhere near as good as they are now, of course, and they played a few false shots and I was lucky enough to take five", Renneberg said. We are not going to take them lightly at all.

Captain Tim Paine confirmed that Handscomb would bat fifth in the order, with local favourite Travis Head at six.

And ahead of the much-awaited first Test against Australia, Zaheer Khan has an advice for the think tank.

"We've had a good relationship over a number of years, so we can talk pretty honestly about that", Paine told reporters on his work with Langer.

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With a scorching 39 degrees Celsius forecast for Adelaide on Thursday, Paine said Australia would be inclined to bat first if he won the toss against counterpart Virat Kohli.

What time does the first Test between India and Australia begin? "But I don't see anything radical happening because the skill-set is high and we necessarily wouldn't need to get into anything but at times when situations are hard you do find ways to upset the rhythm".

In Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav, captain Virat Kohli has the arsenal to cause Australia's batsman problems with pace, seam movement and swing. Not necessarily crossing the line, but just get into their heads which you expect from any side in the world, not just Australia.

"There were some very tight Test matches and we lost some big moments badly which cost us the series", said Shastri. Since they are playing at home, I foresee they will be a lot more closer, and they will be able to combine forces to really score.

The series against India comes after an independent review commissioned by Cricket Australia found the body to be "arrogant and controlling" and partly to blame for the ball-tampering case.

"Where we were with Australian cricket at rock bottom eight months ago with what happened in South Africa, the word "elite". we have to raise the standard".

India followed suit by naming only four frontline bowlers in their 12-man squad that also has Rohit Sharma.

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