The pitch for the first Test match between India and Australia at the Adelaide Oval is a classic one at the venue, supporting the batsmen amply and making the bowlers work really hard for the wickets.

According to PTI, the young leg-spinner Karn Sharma will make his debut as Australian captain Michael Clarke opted to bat against India in the first cricket Test, starting here today after a tumultous last week and half post the on-field death of Phillip Hughes.

Virat Kohli will be leading the side in absence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is still not fully match fit to resume his keeping duties. In Dhoni’s absence from playing XI, Wriddhiman Saha gets to play another Test match after he last played at the same venue almost three years back.

India have gone with three pacers in Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Varun aaron. Rohit Sharma also comes back in the playing XI after Southampton Test match against England. For Australia, skipper Clarke would be leading side after clearing the fitness test.