Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions Australia v India 1st Test

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions Australia v India 1st Test

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions Australia v India 1st Test

The scandal in March has haunted Australian cricket, with Steve Smith and David Warner banned and a swathe of executives from the governing body axed or falling on their swords in the aftermath.

Australian captain Tim Paine.

2018 will go down as one of the most hard years for the Australian test team but after tough tours to South Africa and the UAE against Pakistan where they lost both series, they return home now where they are notoriously strong to play India.

"Mitch Marsh probably hasn't been as consistent as he would like and we would like", Paine said, confirming that Marsh would be a likely inclusion later on in the Test summer.

Virat Kohli's Indian side brimming with confidence will aim to finally shed the poor travellers' tag when it takes on a circumspect Australia in what is being perceived as the tourists' best opportunity to win a Test series Down Under in 70 years.

"There has been so much talk, it's time for action".

The last time these two teams met, India won an engrossing series 2-1 at home, with Smith hitting three centuries.

Warne's social media post read: "Excited for the 1st test match here in Adelaide that starts today".

"It's just about picking your time and picking your moment and doing what the team requires", he said.

The previous series between the two rivals have been heated, with the combative Kohli usually front and centre.

"That's why I feel that India have got a big chance because they are a settled unit and they will be confident".

Archie Schiller will be part of the squad for the Boxing Day Test match against the subcontinent giants that will start on December 26 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Top order batsman Murali Vijay, who was dropped following the second Test against England at Lord's in August, was also included.

India have picked Ashwin as their lone spinner while the trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami will handle the pace bowling duties.

And they have an experienced set of bowlers in Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah. "This time around, we hope we don't disappoint our fans", Rohit said.

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