Captains of both teams pose with trophy ahead of india eye to win.
Match preview :
Australia vs India has always been a fierce clash. While India has never won a series Down Under, they have come pretty close a few times before. However, India’s current test team is unofficially called one of the best ever and a first series victory in Australia. Although India has been pretty much invincible in sub-continent conditions, their records overseas still remain pretty dismal. Having lost two Test series in South Africa and England earlier this year, the Men in Blue will be eager to end the season on a high.
Australia, on the other hand, has had a nightmare of a year so far. After the blatant ball-tampering scandal that rocked Cricket Australia, the biggies have never really been able to bounce back strongly, losing Test series in South Africa and against Pakistan. The team captained by the young Tim Paine will be keen to bounce back and a series victory against India would go a long way to cement that argument.
Date: Thursday 6th December 2018
Kick-off time : 12:00 AM (UK)
Stadium: Adelaide Oval in Adelaide.
Field size: 167 x 124 metres
Architect: Adam Hannon
Stadium Capacity : 53,500
Address: War Memorial Dr, North Adelaide SA 5006, Australia
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
India are our pick as the teams possess quality bowling attacks capable of picking 20 wickets on just about any pitch in the world, a win seems to be the least likely outcome here. Although, most of their batsmen tend to struggle overseas in seaming and swinging conditions.
Australia vs India head to head Test Records
Total Test – 94
India won – 26
Australia won – 41
Draw – 27
Broadcasting by :
The India vs Australia series will be telecast live on the Sony Sports Network.
Free Live Streaming on Web :
You can also stream the matches live on BT Sport 1 HD (UK) Fox Sports (AUS), Willow TV (USA) (paid), lmisports.com & lmisports.co.uk (free)