Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh will play his 100th Test against Australia in Chennai on Friday, February 22, 2013. The Ind vs Aus 1st Test will start at 9:30 India time. See live scorecard.
Australia win the toss and decided to bat first on a dry pitch. They announced their team two days ahead of the match. All-rounder Moises Henriques plays ahead of Steve Rixon.
Indian captain MS Dhoni said after the toss that whoever bats or bowls first, it doesn’t make much difference as the pitch is expected to turn from Day one. Dhoni preferred Ravindra Jadeja over Ajinkya Rahane again, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar over spinner Pragyan Ojha.
The TV telecast for the four Test series will be aired by Star Cricket in India other Asian countries. Star Sports will live stream the match at its website. Watch live streaming here.
The highlights can be watched here after the days play. Stay tuned.
The final eleven teams are as below:
India: SR Tendulkar, V Kohli, RA Jadeja, MS Dhoni, R Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, V Sehwag, M Vijay, CA Pujara, B Kumar, I Sharma.
Australia: MJ Clarke*, MS Wade†, MC Henriques, PM Siddle, MA Starc, DA Warner, EJM Cowan, PJ Hughes, SR Watson, JL Pattinson, NM Lyon.