IND vs AUS: India won the toss and decided to bat first, KL Rahul and Mohammed Shami out
IND vs AUS 3rd Test: Indian team captain Rohit Sharma has decided to bat first after winning the toss in the Indore Test. Along with this, captain Rohit Sharma has made two major changes in the playing eleven. He has given Shubman Gill in place of KL Rahul and Umesh Yadav in place of Mohammed Shami.
Under the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, the third important match of the four-Test series is being played at Halkar Stadium in Indore from today. Team India's spirits are high after beating the Kangaroo team in Nagpur and Delhi Tests. The Indian team has an unassailable 2-0 lead in this series so far. The Indian team has come with the intention of winning the Indore Test and reaching the final of the World Test Championship. Indian team captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first in the Indore Test today. Along with this, captain Rohit Sharma has made two major changes in the playing eleven. He has given Shubman Gill in place of KL Rahul and Umesh Yadav in place of Mohammed Shami.
The Holkar Stadium pitch is expected to be batting-friendly. Here the batsmen are expected to get help on the first two days. The pitch will start breaking on the third day. After this, the last two spin bowlers are expected to get a lot of help. In such a situation, it would be good for India to bat first after winning the toss here. In the two Tests played here so far, India has scored a lot of runs in the first innings.
Talking about the weather in Indore, there is no chance of rain here till March 5. There will be good sunshine for all five days. The temperature will remain between 19 degrees to 33 degrees Celsius. It will be sunny in the morning. In such a situation, there is less hope of getting help to the fast bowlers in the morning.
Playing XI of Indian team:- Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Mohammad Siraj and Umesh Yadav.
Australia's playing XI: Usman Khawaja, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith (c), Peter Handscomb, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Todd Murphy, Nathan Lyon and Matthew Kuhnman.