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Sunday, December 25, 2011

India v Australia First Test Preview at Melbourne - IND v AUS 1st Test Teams

India v Australia First Test Preview at Melbourne - IND v AUS 1st Test Teams

The biggest test match of the year is going to be played as last test match of the year when two top teams Australia and India will meet in the Boxing Day test match on Monday, 26th December, 2011 at Melbourne Cricket Ground - MCG, and the timing will be 23:30 GMT, 11.00 local, 5:00 IST.

India's biggest strength will be their strong batting will be as trio of Tendulkar, Dravid and Laxman probably visiting last time in Australia and try to make it memorable while Sehwag's brutal and Gambhir's calmness at the top order will be crucial and Kohli will try to make good first impression. But their bowling is little worry and much depend on fitness of Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma while R Ashwin's spin will also be very crucial.

On the other hand is struggleing with their batting as Shane Watson is injured but inclusion of Marsh and Cowan will give them boost and the form of veteran Ponting and struggling Hussey will be crucial. Their bowling is good as new sensation Pattinson with Siddle and Hilfenhaus while much depend on spin of Lyon.
India Team, Squad for First Test at Melbourne:

Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Zaheer Khan, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav

Australia Team, Squad for First Test at Melbourne:

David Warner, Ed Cowan, Shaun Marsh, Ricky Ponting, Machael Clarke,Michael Hussey,Brad Haddin, Peter Siddle, James Pattinson, Ben Hilfenhaus, Nathan Lyon.

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