Melbourne Cricket Ground To Witness India’s 100th Test Match Against Australia | Cricket NewsDecember 25, 2020
Australia vs India: Groundmen put together the bottom at MCG forward of the second Test.© AFP
India will play their 100th Test in opposition to Australia as they meet within the Boxing Day Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Saturday. Both the groups first performed the sequence in 1947/48 wherein Australia outplayed India and gained the sequence 4-0. Taking to Twitter, BCCI wrote, “#TeamIndia will play their 100th Test in opposition to Australia when the groups sq. off within the second Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test on the MCG, beginning tomorrow. #AUSvIND.” Before the continued Test sequence, India for the primary time gained the sequence in opposition to Australia at their house situations of their final tour of 2018/19 as Virat Kohli-led aspect defeated the hosts 2-1.
Earlier within the day, India named their taking part in XI for the second Test. The guests made 4 modifications as Shubman Gill got here in for Prithvi Shaw, Ravindra Jadeja for Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant for Wriddhiman Saha, and Mohammed Siraj for Mohammad Shami. Gill and Siraj are set to make their debut within the red-ball recreation.
Virat Kohli will miss the remaining sequence as he was granted paternity go away by the BCCI to be together with his spouse Anushka Sharma for the delivery of their first youngster. In Kohli”s absence, Ajinkya Rahane will lead the Indian aspect.
Team India XI: Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, and Mohd. Siraj.
India are trailing 1-Zero within the four-match sequence after a humiliating eight-wicket loss within the pink-ball Test.
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