India had lost the test series against England after years at home and will be under lot of pressure to perform well. Sehwag will have a new opening partner after Gambhir has been dropped.Pujara.Tendulkar and Kohli's form will be key in the middle while they will be mostly depend on spin of Bhajji and Ojha.
Australia may miss David Warner and Cowan will open the inning with Watson who is returning from injury. Michael Clarke is leading the team in India for the first time and it will be a big test for him. They have a good pace attack with Starc, Johnson and Pattinson and Henriques may make his debut while Lyon will be the only spinner.
Indian Playing 11 for 1st Test at Chennai:
Virender Sehwag, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Cheteshwar Pujara, MS Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Ashok Dinda.
Australia Playing 11 for 1st Test at Chennai:
David Warner, Ed Cowan, Phillip Hughes, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (capt), Matthew Wade (wk), Moises Henriques, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, James Pattinson, Nathan Lyon.