Australia win toss, elect to bat at Adelaide Oval in fourth Test

India will look to restore pride by winning the fourth Test match against Australia Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Adelaide: Jan 24, 2012

Australia captain Michael Clarke has won the toss and elected to bat first in the fourth Test match at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide.

The series is lost and their reputation is in tatters but India will make a desperate bid to avoid a whitewash when they take on Australia in the fourth and final Test at Adelaide on Tuesday, hoping to redeem some of the lost pride.

India have already conceded the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after a humiliating innings and 37 runs loss at WACA, Perth last week and the reputation of their top players is almost beyond repair.

Yet the last-ditch stand could help revive their careers or at least allow them to go out on their own terms.

Openers Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag are in urgent need of revival as they have slipped into technical inertia and have neither shown the will nor scores to justify facing up to the new ball.

India will be led by stand-in captain Virender Sehwag who is replacing MS Dhoni who has been banned for one Test due to poor over-rate in third Test at Perth.

India: Virender Sehwag (c), Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Virat Kohli, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav

Australia: David Warner, Ed Cowan, Shaun Marsh, Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke (c), Michael Hussey, Brad Haddin (wk), Peter Siddle, Ryan Harris, Nathan Lyon, Ben Hilfenhaus

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