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India elects to bat in second Test vs Australia

IANS logoIANS 04-03-2017

After winning the opening Test in Pune by a mammoth 333-run margin, Australia on Friday announced they will go in with an unchanged squad.

India, on the other hand, made a couple of changes in their playing XI from the last match.

Middle order batsman Karun Nair has replaced all-rounder Jayant Yadav and opener Abhinav Mukund has come in for Murali Vijay, who was ruled out of the Test after a shoulder injury.

Teams: Australia: Matt Renshaw, David Warner, Steve Smith (Captain), Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade (WK), Mitchell Starc, Steve O'Keefe, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.

India: Abhinav Mukund, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Karun Nair, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma.

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