India vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1: India win toss, opt to bat
India vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1: India win toss, opt to bat

India vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1: It’s as good as it gets, it’s as intense as anything, it’s as nerve-wracking as you can imagine, the stage is set, the lights will also be turned on as India and Australia are gearing up at Adelaide Oval today to add a new chapter – that of the day-night Test in a pink ball. To attract eyeballs for an India-Australia test, one does not need the added spice of a historic event such as the day-night test between the two sides, but it is the need for the hour and perhaps the way forward.

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India playing XI

Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

Australia playing XI

Joe Burns, Matthew Wade, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head(w/c), Cameron Green, Tim Paine, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood