Australia possible playing XI for third Test against India


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The Border-Gavaskar Trophy will remain in India once again, after the home side demolished a sorry Australia side in Delhi. It has been a chaotic tour for Australia, with a number of players heading home for different reasons. The most significant – and upsetting – is captain Pat Cummins, who is by his mother’s side in palliative care. He will miss the third Test at Indore.

However, Australia are expecting two welcome additions. Mitchell Starc and Cameron Green are set to return. There is still plenty to play for, with a spot in the World Test Championship (WTC) final up for grabs.

Australia possible XI for third Test at Indore

1. Usman Khawaja
2. Travis Head
3. Marnus Labuschagne
4. Steve Smith
5. Peter Handscomb
6. Cameron Green
7. Alex Carey (wk)
8. Mitchell Starc
9. Nathan Lyon
10. Todd Murphy
11. Matt Kuhnemann

David Warner is back home, recovering from a hairline fracture to his elbow. Travis Head, who top scored in the second innings at Delhi, is likely to open. Also, Cameron Green is 100% ready to go for the Test, and will slot in at six in place of Matt Renshaw, pushing Handscomb up to five.

Depending on the pitch, which is likely to aid spin, Australia could go in with three spin options again given they have the luxury of Green in the XI. Also, Mitchell Starc is fit and ready to go, with his reverse swing and ability to take lower order wickets crucial to Australia’s chances.

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