March 25 (CRICKETNMORE) - Australian Skipper Steve Smith won the toss and opt to bat in the final test against India at Dharamsala. This is the first time that Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (HPCA) is hosting any test.
Ajinkya Rahane will lead team India in absence of Captain Virat Kohli who is not playing this test due to shoulder injury. Rahane becomes India's 33rd captain in the longer format of the game. Karun Nair replaced Kohli in the playing XI.
Check out Playing XI:
India (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Karun Nair, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav
Australia (Playing XI): Matt Renshaw, David Warner, Steven Smith(c), Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade(w), Pat Cummins, Steve O'Keefe, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood