India and Australia will lock horns in the first Test at Nagpur’s Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium. The game is set to take place at 9:30 AM IST.
IND vs AUS, 1st Test
Date and Time: 9th February 2023, 9:30 AM IST
Venue: Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur
Live Streaming: Hotstar
Broadcast: Star Sports Network
IND vs AUS pitch report for 1st Test
A competitive track awaits the two sides in Nagpur, with the average first-innings score over the last three Tests reading 360. Although spin is expected to have a big say in this game, pacers have found some assistance at the venue, accounting for 57 percent of the wickets across the last three Tests. Given the nature of the track, both teams will look to bat first upon winning the toss.
Last 3 matches
1st-innings score: 360
2nd-innings score: 360
3rd-innings score: 269
4th-innings score: 230
IND vs AUS probable playing 11s for today’s match
Australia injury/team news
Josh Hazlewood is not available for the first Test.
Australia probable playing 11
Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland, Nathan Lyon and Lance Morris/Todd Murphy.
India injury/team news
No new injury concerns for India.
India probable playing 11
Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav/Shubman Gill, Srikar Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Siraj.