0.0 : PITCH REPORT – Glenn McGrath says that there is a tinge of grass but it still looks good for batting. Tells that there are plenty of runs on it. Feels both the captains would’ve batted first. Says Australia would want to have a good start. Australia (Playing XI) – David Warner (IN PLACE OF JOE BURNS), Will Pucovski (IN PLACE OF TRAVIS HEAD), Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (C/WK), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood. India (Playing XI) – Rohit Sharma (IN PLACE OF MAYANK AGARWAL), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (C), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini (IN PLACE OF UMESH YADAV). Ajinkya Rahane, the skipper of India, starts off by saying that he is happy that Rohit Sharma is back and he has looked good in the nets. Feels that he is happy for Saini and that he has been good in domestic cricket. Feels that they are just focusing on this Test match and it is all about giving your best out there.  The captain of Australia, Tim Paine, starts off by saying that they discussed in areas that they need to improve. Says that Warner is back and Pucovski is making their debut and they are excited. Feels that they will try and play their best cricket in Sydney and they’ll go about their business in this Test. States that Travis Head misses out and that he has not done a lot wrong but they had to shuffle things around.  TOSS – The men who matter, Tim Paine and Ajinkya Rahane are out in the middle for the all important toss. Up goes the coin and it lands in Australia’s favour. THEY WILL BAT FIRST!  Another interesting Day of Test cricket is what this is building up to be. Which team looks to take the day? Will the hosts start this day and take control or will India make another statement and push the Kangaroos on the back foot? A lot will depend on the toss as well. So join us as we bring you the toss and all the relevant updates… Two Tests done. Series level at 1-1. Talking about the series so far, A humiliation dished to India by Australia in the first Test and without the able aid of Virat Kohli, Rahane has shown his mettle and his leadership skills as he has led this Indian side to a memorable victory in the second Test of the series to get them level. And now the third Test looms upon us. A wounded lion is more dangerous than a hungry one. This is the definition of the Australian team right now. They proved their talents in the first Test and bundled this Indian side to a humbling defeat, but in the next game, they were outplayed all over the field and they let India come back in the series, to make it level and that would have hurt them. Losing a Test match at home would have hurt them and that is why a comprehensive show is what they will be hoping for and their attempts to do India, on the other hand, will be in high spirits heading into this game. Their last victory will not be something that they will forget so easily. Without Kohli, Ishant, Rohit, Bhuvneshwar and also Umesh Yadav, they won the last game very solidly and they proved everyone who doubted them wrong. With the same mindset and form, they can take a huge leap in this game by winning and taking a 2-1 lead, with the final Test to go. Just like Australia, they have also received a boost as Rohit Sharma ha

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