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Monday, December 24, 2018

India vs Australia test: India drops openers for Melbourne Test, Mayank Agarwal to make debut

India has dropped the two its opening batsmen among three changes for the third Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground starting on Wednesday.

K.L. Rahul and Murali Vijay and additionally paceman Umesh Yadav were those supplanted in the line-up. Offspinner R. Ashwin was again discounted, having not completely recuperated from the stomach strain that sidelined him in the second Perth Test.

Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja comes into the XI in the wake of missing the initial two Tests, batsman Rohit Sharma has been reviewed and Mayank Agarwal is set to make his introduction.Australia, in the mean time, reviewed allrounder Mitch Marsh, dropping battling batsman Peter Handscomb.

"I'm certain Pete would be disturbed. I believe he's had discussions with the selectors that there's a couple of things he needs to take a shot at and Pete is available to that," commander Tim Paine said on Tuesday.

Rahul and Murali, averaging 12.00 and 12.25 for the arrangement, individually, had been feeling the squeeze to hold their spots with the arrangement tied 1-1.

Agarwal seems liable to open nearby Hanuma Vihari, who batted at No. 6 in Perth yet is viewed as appropriate to climbing the request.Last time the sides met in a Boxing Day installation, a dead MCG pitch guaranteed there was no prospect of something besides a draw.Kohli was sufficiently idealistic work had been done on the pitch to guarantee an outcome.

"Seeing the pitch now, it has significantly more grass than it had keep going time," Kohli said on Tuesday. "I trust that it's an enthusiastic pitch. I trust that it does as much as it did in the initial two amusements on the grounds that as a side, you know you're generally in for an outcome that way."

Paine said Handscomb would come into thought for the fourth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, generally the most turn cordial of the Australian pitches.

"Going to Sydney, a place where it regularly turns, I think individuals return into the crease before long on the grounds that he's eminent as most likely our best player of turn," Paine said. "I realize he'll be doing all that he can to get again into the side."

In the wake of losing the principal Test in Adelaide, Australia battled back in Perth to level the arrangement.

Be that as it may, Paine, who competed verbally with partner Kohli in Perth, played down recommendations his side had all the force.

"We don't feel like we're over them. We sense that we're showing signs of improvement each Test," he said.

"Positively when you have an unpracticed playing gathering and you get a major win as we did in Perth against the No. 1 group on the planet, folks will develop in certainty a tad and come to Melbourne feeling somewhat superior to anything we did when we went to Perth."


Australia-Aaron Finch, Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Travis Head, Mitch Marsh, Tim Paine (commander/wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.

India-Virat Kohli (commander), Ajinkya Rahane, Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah

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