Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Australia vs India 3rd Test: Squad of both teams

Only few hours are left to start the Australia vs India 3rd Test at W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth. It will kick-off 11:30 local time and 02:30 GMT. It is the most important match for both teams as host Australia is trying to break their previous record. On the other hand, India team will come to stop Australia team that they did in 2001 in Kolkata. Australia vs India 3rd Test has already caught attention to all cricket fans. W.A.C.A. Ground is expected to see full of viewers. Australia chasing the record of 17th consecutive test win while India need a victory to keep the series alive after losses in Sydney and Melbourne.

Changes player:-

Both teams will be appeared with some changes in their main squad. Australian opening batsman Matthew Hayden, who played in all 16 winning matches, will not be eligible to play in the third Test. Now, ACT Invitational XI opener and local boy Chris Rogers will make his debut at the age of 30. This batsman will make open the innings with Phil Jaques in this Test.

Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait has been re-called in the main squad. Now, Indian batsmen have to face Australian pace-trio attack in this bouncy pitch.

Good news for Indian team is that Virender Sehwag will play in the third Test. He showed his impressive performance in the warm-up match scoring a quick hundred in 78 balls.

India will play three pace bowlers. So, Irfan Pathan has possibility to play in the Perth Test. One day special Yuvraj Singh, who could not show any resistance even in warm-up match too, will left out from main squad. What will happen with Wasim Jaffer? His position in the main squad of India team is not sure. He may left out or get another chance to play well as he is the specialist opener in India team. Dinesh Karthik has raised his hope to play in the national side because of his good performance in second warm-up match.

Look at below where you can see both teams squad at a glance:-

Australian squad: RT Ponting, AC Gilchrist, SR Clark, MJ Clarke, ML Hayden, GB Hogg, MEK Hussey, PA Jaques, MG Johnson, B Lee, CJL Rogers, A Symonds, SW Tait.

Indian squad: A Kumble, MS Dhoni, R Dravid, SC Ganguly, Harbhajan Singh, W Jaffer, KD Karthik, VVS Laxman, Pankaj Singh, IK Pathan, V Sehwag, I Sharma, RP Singh, VRV Singh, SR Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh.

This is the preliminary squad of both teams. Now, in below I am giving my probably players name in the third Test:-

Australia: Chris Rogers, Phil Jaques, RT Ponting, MJ Clarke, AC Gilchrist, MEK Hussey, A Symonds, Brad Hogg, Sr Clark, B Lee, SW Tait.

India: V Sehwag, W Jaffer, R Dravid, SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, KD Karthik, Anil Kumble, RP Singh, IK Pthan, I Sharma.

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