Full details of where you can watch and follow the live streaming of the India vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1 between India and Australia, and also the live score and latest updates.

What: India vs Australia, 1st Test

Where: Adelaide Oval

When: December 6 (Thursday)

Where to watch: Sony SIX, Sony SIX HD

Start Time: 5.30am IST

You can also follow the match LIVE on CricketCountry.

India vs Australia 2018, 1st Test: Live Scorecard

Match Preview

India suffered a major blow when young Prithvi Shaw, who was zeroed in for opening batting, twisted his ankle during a training session. Shaw’s injury could result in KL Rahul opening the batting alongside Murali Vijay, who brought up his century in spectacular fashion during the only warm-up match. Vijay tonked five boundaries, including two sixes off part-timer Jake Carter to go from 74 to 100 in six balls.

WATCH: Prithvi Shaw injures left ankle, carried off SCG outfield

Cheteshwar Pujara will occupy the No. 3 spot, while Kohli will come at his usual No. 4. Vihari might just have the edge over Rohit given his contribution to the bowling department. On debut in England, after smashing a half-century, Vihari followed it up with three wickets.

Probable XI

Full details of where you can watch and follow the live streaming of the India vs Australia, !st Test, Day 1 between India and Australia, and also the live score and latest updates.
Full details of where you can watch and follow the live streaming of the India vs Australia, !st Test, Day 1 between India and Australia, and also the live score and latest updates.

1. Murali Vijay, 2. KL Rahul, 3. Cheteshwar Pujara, 4. Virat Kohli (captain), 5. Ajinkya Rahane, 6. Hanuma Vihari, 7. Rishabh Pant, 8. Ravichandran Ashwin, 9. Mohammed Shami, 10. Ishant Sharma, 11. Jasprit Bumrah

Australia

Australia on Wednesday dropped the under-performing Mitchell Marsh and confirmed uncapped Victoria batsman Marcus Harris will make his debut, slotting him in as an opening along with Aaron Finch. Marsh made way for Peter Handscomb, who will play his first Test since April. Usman Khawaja returns to the side and will bat at No. 3. Australia’s bowling attack consists of the Ashes-winning quartet of pacers Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and offspinner Nathan Lyon.

Probable XI

1 Marcus Harris, 2 Aaron Finch, 3 Usman Khawaja, 4 Shaun Marsh, 5 Travis Head, 6 Peter Handscomb, 7 Tim Paine (capt/wk), 8 Josh Hazlewood, 9 Pat Cummins, 10 Nathan Lyon, 11 Mitchell Starc

Head-to-head

India have a 21-13 record against Australia at home. India have won the last three of their five Tests, while Australia have lost four of their last five matches.

Statistics

Kohli is eight runs short of reaching 1000 Test runs

Nathan Lyon has dismissed Kohli five times in Tests – the most by any bowler along with James Anderson and Stuart Broad.

Quotes

“I personally don’t think any Australian side is vulnerable at home. You cannot take any side for granted. Whatever happened, the skill level is still there. However much you talk or behave, it’s your skill that counts. They still have the skill to dominate at home. We’re not taking anything for granted.” — Virat Kohli