India has dropped the dynamic Virender Sehwag and after a long time they will be without both Delhi Openers Gambhir. Shikhar Dhawan may got a chance to open the inning with M Vijay. Middle order is looking solid as Pujara, Tendulkar, Kohli and Dhoni are in good touch. Ojha should get a chance in place of Bhajji.
Australia's position has further weaken after the departure of vice captain Shane Watson who left the tour after dispute with Captain and coach. Now they have really facing problem in the middle order as only the Clarke has some experience, and they called Haddin to cover injured Wade. After the 1 match ban of Pattinson and Khwaja they have little option left and Lyon may come back while struggling against spin Hughes may retain his place.
Indian Playing 11 for 3rd Test at Mohali:
M Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Cheteshwar Pujara, MS Dhoni, Ravinder Jadeja,Harbhajan Singh/Pragyan Ojha, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma.
Australia Playing 11 for 3rdTest at Mohali:
David Warner, Ed Cowan, Phillip Hughes, Brad Haddin, Michael Clarke (capt), Matthew Wade (wk), Moises Henriques, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Xavier Doeherty, Nathan Lyon.