Ind v Aus: Mayank Agarwal to make Test debut at Melbourne

DN Bureau

Indian batsman Mayank Agarwal is all set to make his Test debut at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) at the third Test against Test against Australia

Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal

Mumbai: Indian batsman Mayank Agarwal is all set to make his Test debut at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) at the third Test against Australia.

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Meanwhile, spinner Ravichandran Ashwin who sustained a left-sided abdominal strain ahead of the Perth Test, will be assessed over the next couple of days.


"R Ashwin is recovering well from his left-sided abdominal strain but not 100 per cent fit. The team management is closely monitoring his progress," a Board of Control for Cricket in India statement said.

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Following are the playing XI: Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Mayank Agarwal Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah.

A poor batting in the second innings of the Perth Test led India to a crushing defeat against Australia. With the victory, the hosts leveled the four-match series 1-1.
India and Australia will play their third Test from December 26 to 30. (ANI)

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