Australia opt to bat; Henriques, Bhuvaneshwar set for debut

Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) Australia captain Michael Clarke won the toss and opted to bat against India in the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy here Friday.

Two players will be making their debut. Moises Henriques will debut for Australia while Ishant Sharma handed pacer Bhuvaneshwar Kumar his Test cap.

Harbhajan Singh will be playing his 100th Test match.


Australia: Ed Cowan, David Warner, Phil Hughes, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (captain), Matthew Wade (wicketkeeper), Moises Henriques, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon. 12th man: Glenn Maxwell

India: Virender Sehwag, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma


Get stories like this on the Yahoo app and discover more every day.
Download it now.