India vs Australia 3rd Test Day 1 Highlights – 1 March, 2023

Pitch and weather: Even though the two Tests that have been played in Indore – against New Zealand in 2016 and Bangladesh in 2019 – had something for the seamers on the first couple of days before taking some turn, Wednesday morning will probably serve up another turner, perhaps not a rank turner. The pitch had grass only in the middle, and some of it had been trimmed as compared to Monday. The bald ends were dry according to Smith, around the six-meter mark. The temperatures are expected to stay in the early 30s in the afternoon and will be more pleasant before and after.

India vs Australia Highlights today. 3rd Test, Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore, Wednesday 1-3-2023, Australia tour of India 2023.

“Looks a bit dry,” Rohit says of the surface. “We’re not yet there [WTC final], got to repeat what we’ve done in Delhi-Nagpur consistently. Two changes: Shubman Gill and Umesh Yadav replace KL Rahul and Mohammed Shami.”
“Guys have had time to rest and reflect,” Smith says of the break. “Need to stick to our methods for longer. Went away from it in the second innings in Delhi. Two changes: Mitch Starc and Cam Green come in for Pat Cummins and Matt Renshaw.

Heads says Steven Smith, tails it is. India will bat first.
India team: Gill, Rohit (c), Pujara, Kohli, Iyer, Jadeja, Bharat (wk), Ashwin, Axar, Umesh, Siraj
Australia team: Khawaja, Head, Labuschagne, Smith, Handscomb, Green, Carey (wk), Starc, Lyon, Murphy, Kuhnemann

Head to Head In Test’s: 104
India Won: 32
Australia Won: 43
India Test Rankings: 2nd
Australia Test Rankings: 1st

Form guide
(Last five completed matches, most recent first)
Australia LLDWW

Match Timings: 4:00 AM GMT | 9:30 PM Local
Umpires – Joel Wilson, Nitin Menon
TV Umpire – Richard Kettleborough
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Virender Sharma
Match number – Test no. 2496

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