Australia have had a torrid time in Tests in the recent times and to counterattack this they have made a total of six changes in the ultimate Test against South Africa. The final game is scheduled to be played at Adelaide from November 25th. This will also be a Day-Night Test and the hosts will be certainly looking for resurrection of fortunes. Australia suffered humiliating defeats in the first two Tests and surrendered the three-match series already. The changes include wicket keeper Matthew Wade ahead of Peter Neville for the final Test. Only six members from the second Test at Hobart have been retained which hails of captain Steve Smith, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood, along with Nathan Lyon.
It’s a drastic change as the team has not got the rhythm going for a while now. They lost the Test series against Sri Lanka and now against South Africa at home. The series defeat at home has propelled the changes in the side and Australia will be looking to sign of the series on a winning note. Matt Renshaw, Peter Handscomb, Nic Maddinson and Chadd Sayer are expected to make their debut at Adelaide. Jackson Bird also makes a comeback along with Wade. The last time Australia made six changes was way back in 1984, against the West Indies. The changes have attracted enormous attention and it will be interesting to see if the team is able to cope up with the challenge. Australia: Steve Smith (c), Jackson Bird, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Nic Maddinson, Matt Renshaw, Chadd Sayers, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade (wk), David Warner.
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