India is to play a four-match Test series against Australia, which will be played under the World Test Championship.
The series is to begin with the first day-night test to be held in Adilate on 17 December. Meanwhile, former veteran Shane Warne has opted for Australia’s playing eleven for the first Test.
Let us know which players Warne has given place in this team.
These will be openers
Australia’s opener David Warner will not be able to play the first Test due to injury. As such, Warne has replaced Warner as Will Pukowski or Marcus Harris.
Let the young Pukovsky get injured during the warm-up match and there is a doubt about his first Test. At the same time, Warne has selected Joe Burns as the second opener.
Warne will go with Green in this special situation
After captain Tim Paine, Warne has suggested the name of all-rounder Cameron Green or wicketkeeper Matthew Wade.
Warne said that he would go with Green only if the pink ball would help the bowlers on that pitch.
Fox cricket Se Warne said, “Green is in good form and I would like to see him play. But the Adilate Test will be played on Day-Night, so I will pick Matthew Wade.”
These players have been given a place in the middle order
After this, Warne has chosen Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschen by his team. Smith is the highest run-scorer against India in current Australian cricketers, on the other hand, Labushen has performed brilliantly in Test cricket so far.
Warne has placed Travis Head at number five on his team. In the last series played in Australia, the host team had to face defeat, in such a situation, the middle-order is going to have a significant responsibility.
Warne has expressed confidence in experienced bowlers
Warne has not made an unexpected choice in bowling but has gone with experienced bowlers and has relied on Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc in his team.
Apart from this, veteran Nathan Lyon has been selected as the only specialist spinner in the team. Let Leon be the current Australian cricketer who took the most wickets against India. He has taken 85 wickets in 18 Tests at an average of about 33.
This is Australia’s playing XI for Warne’s first Test
Tim Paine (captain / keeper), Joe Burns, Pat Cummins (vice-captain), Matthew Wade / Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschen, Nathan Lyon, Will Pukowski / Marcus Harris, Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc.