IND vs AUS: Khwaja-Warner will open, Australia’s playing XI can be like this in the first test

IND vs AUS: Khwaja-Warner will open, Australia’s playing XI can be like this in the first test

IND vs AUS 1st Test, Australia Playing 11: The Australian cricket team is currently on a tour of India. On this tour, a four-match Test series (Border-Gavaskar Trophy) and a three-match ODI series will be played between India and Australia. Test series will start from 9th February. Know how Australia’s playing 11 can be in the first Test match. 

The first Test match between India and Australia will be played in Nagpur on 9 February. This match will start from 9:30 am. Mitchell Starc will not be a part of the Australian team in this Test to be played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium. At the same time, playing all-rounder Cameron Green is also finding it difficult. Although Green is practicing with the team in Bengaluru, he did not bowl. 

Australian team training in Bengaluru

Let us tell you that the Australian team is preparing fiercely for the Test series against India. The Kangaroos first practiced on a pitch similar to Indian conditions in Sydney and are preparing to tackle Ravichandran Ashwin, Akshar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja in Bengaluru. 

Australia’s top order is very strong

The strongest link of the Australian team is its top order. David Warner and Usman Khawaja will open in the first Test against India. Both these players know how to play fast bowlers as well as spinners very well. After this, Marnus Labushen, the number one batsman of Test cricket, will come. Labushen is currently counted among the best Test batsmen in the world. 

Middle order is also solid

In the top order where there are star batsmen like Warner, Khawaja and Labushen. There is also Steve Smith in the middle order. Smith is considered the backbone of the Australian team’s batting. His bat runs very well in the Test against India. After this, Travis Head is at number five. In the last one and a half to two years, Head has done exceptionally well in Test cricket. He can bat attacking in front of Indian spinners. 

Kangaroo can land with two spinners and two fast bowlers 

In the Nagpur Test, the Australian team can land with two spinners and two fast bowlers. For the spin department, the team has Mitchell Swepson, Todd Murphy, Nathan Lyon and Ashton Agar. But only Lyon and Agar are expected to get a place in the last eleven. The responsibility of the fast bowling department will be on the shoulders of captain Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood. 

Australia’s Likely Playing XI in 1st Test- David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green/Peter Handscomb, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins (wk) Captain), Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon.

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