Australia playing XI 1st Test : Joe Burns and Matthew Wade to start Australian innings against India

India vs Australia – Australian Playing 11 for 1st Test Match : Despite poor form, Australia has almost decided to show faith in Joe Burns as opener for the first test. According to reports in the Australian media, Burns and Matthew Wade will open Australian innings in the Pink Ball Test against India.

Another big development coming in from Australian camp is that Cameron Green is all set to make his debut and will bat at No. 6. Steve Smith who missed Tuesday’s training session due to stiff-back has also been cleared to play the first test match.

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Joe Burns – Matthew Wade to start Australian innings in first test 

Burns has 4 tons to his name but off late he has been struggling to put a bat to the ball. He is averaging less than 7 this season in First Class cricket which resulted in huge question mark over his place in the team. 
But according to the reports, Burns will now start the innings with Wade who himself hasn’t batted above No. 5 for Australia in test cricket. 

Meanwhile Steve Smith hit balls in the nets on Wednesday after sitting out Tuesday’s session with a sore back. 

Cameron Green all set to make his debut, will bat at No. 6 – know more about Green ?

Green will be tested for concussion symptoms on the morning of the game but according to the reports, he is all set to make his test debut. 

Green was diagnosed with a mild concussion last Friday after being struck in the head while bowling, a savage blow from India’s fast bowling spearhead Jasprit Bumrah. 

If given go ahead, Green At 21 years 196 days, will be Australia’s youngest Test player since Matthew Renshaw (20 years 241 days) made his maiden appearance at the same venue against South Africa in 2016.

Green’s performance this year: Green is currently restricted to bowling spells of up to four overs, a couple of times per day as he continues his rehabilitation from stress fractures in his back that saw him unable to bowl for most of the past year.

However, his batting form has been elite as he posted a career-high 197 in the opening rounds of the Marsh Sheffield Shield in Adelaide earlier this summer, and an unbeaten century against the Indians in a three-day tour match at Drummoyne Oval last week.

Green will train with the Australia squad at Adelaide Oval later today and tomorrow, and if he passes the required tests to show he has made a full recovery he will take his place for the day-night match on Thursday afternoon.

LIKELY AUSTRALIAN XI for the first Test Match – Joe Burns, Matthew Wade, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Tim Paine, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

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