India is all set to take on Australia on Day 1 of the first Test between the two nations at Adelaide on Thursday.
Here are the live-match updates:
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India will look to shed the poor travellers tag when they take on Australia at the Adelaide Oval in the first Test between the two nations.
The visitors will be looking to ensure a strong start in an increasingly crucial Test series, providing an opportunity to win a Test series Down Under for the first time in 70 years.
Having failed to emerge truimphant in the recent away series against South Africa and England, Kohli will be looking to send a message of intent with quality performances against Australia.
India have only managed to win five Tests out of a total 44 on Australian pitches, which is an indication of their struggle.
Kohli will be looking to ensure an aggressive outlook through thick and thin, in order to unsettle the opposition.
The presence of a quality pace attack in the form of Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah will certainly play a key role in this regard.
At the same time, the batting department will be looking to ensure quality support at the other end with the likes of Murali Vijay and Rohit Sharma in good form recently.
Here are the squads
Teams: India (12): Virat Kohli (capt), KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami.
Australia (playing eleven): Tim Paine (capt & wk), Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Travis Head, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood.
Source: Zee News