Australia has announced its Test team for the four-Test series against India. Tim Paine will seen leading the 17-member team. Will Pukowski, who performed consistently well in the Shield, has been named in the Australian Test team. The first match of the four-Test series will be played on 17 December in Adelaide. David Warner and Steve Smith will be seen playing in the Test series against India this time. Travis Head has been named in the squad, while Nathan Lyon has also been included in the squad. Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood along with James Pattinson have also been included in the squad for fast bowling. Mitchell Swapson has been included in the team as the second. Matthew Wade has also managed to make his place in the Test team. Young all-rounder Cameron Grin has been successful in impressing with his performance and has also been included in the team.
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The Indian team has left for the tour of Australia and the team has to play the 3-match ODI and T20 series of the same number of matches before the Test series. The Test series will begin in Adelaide from December 17, the first Test of the series will be played with Pink Ball. Team India to play Day-Night Test match in Australia for the first time.Captain Virat Kohli will return home after the first Test match and will be replaced by Ajinkya Rahane. The first match of the ODI series will be played in Sydney on 27 November.
The team is as follows-
Australia Test Team – Sean Abbott, Joe Burns, Pat Cummins, Cameron Grin, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschen, Nathan Lyon, Michael Nasser, Tim Paine (Captain), James Pattinson, Will Pukowski, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swapson, Matthew Wade, David Warner