By CricketCountry Staff
Sydney: Jan 3, 2012
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat against Australia in the second Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday.
Both India and Australia have retained their teams from the first Test.
Both India and Australia will enter the history books when they play the 100th Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), starting on Tuesday. But, the spotlight will still be Sachin Tendulkar's 100th international century, as the two meet for the second Test in their four-match series.
History is on India's side, having done generally well at the SCG, and they have their best chance of levelling the four-match series here by avenging the Boxing Day Test defeat.
The two teams have bitter memories of their last encounter at the SCG in 2008 that Australia won by 122 runs. Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh was slapped with a three-match ban for racially abusing Andrew Symonds while the Indian team threatened to call off the series after several decisions went against them.
Australia: Michael Clarke (c), David Warner, Ed Cowan, Shaun Marsh, Ricky Ponting, Michael Hussey, Brad Haddin, Peter Siddle, James Pattinson, Ben Hilfenhaus, Nathan Lyon.
India: Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni(c&wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.