REUTERS: India captain Virat Kohli gained the toss and selected to bat within the day-night first take a look at towards Australia at Adelaide Oval on Thursday, claiming the primary small benefit in a blockbuster four-match sequence.
The hosts, who misplaced a take a look at sequence to Asian opponents for the primary time when India final toured in 2018, promoted Matthew Wade up the order to interchange the injured David Warner and open the batting with Joe Burns.
All-rounder Cameron Inexperienced obtained his ‘dishevelled inexperienced’ cap from Pat Cummins earlier than the toss, having cleared concussion protocols to take his place within the aspect for his take a look at debut.
The world’s top-ranked batsman Steve Smith, who missed coaching with a stiff again on Tuesday, additionally took his place within the Australian line-up.
India named their aspect on Wednesday, protecting religion in Prithvi Shaw on the prime of the order instead of the absent Rohit Sharma.
(Reporting by Nick Mulvenney, modifying by Peter Rutherford)