Australia Test squad for India Tour: Starc ruled out of First Test

Mridul Panda

Mridul Panda

Jan 11, 2023


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Australia Test squad for India Tour: Starc ruled out of First Test

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Australia and India will be playing their last Test series before the World Test Championship Final 2023 in India. This will be a 4-match test series and the first test match will be in Nagpur. Australia has announced 1n 18-man squad which will be captained by Pat Cummins. Let’s look at the Australia Test squad for India Tour.

Australia Test squad for India Tour

  1. Pat Cummins (C)
  2. Steve Smith (VC)
  3. David Warner
  4. Alex Carey(WK)
  5. Josh Hazlewood
  6. Usman Khawaja
  7. Marnus Labuschagne
  8. Ashton Agar
  9. Scott Boland
  10. Cameron Green
  11. Peter Handscomb
  12. Travis Head
  13. Nathan Lyon
  14. Lance Morris
  15. Todd Murphy
  16. Matthew Renshaw
  17. Mitchell Swepson
  18. Mitchell Starc

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Mitchell Starc ruled out of First Test

Mitchell Starc has been officially ruled out of the first test starting 9th February in Nagpur. Although Starc has been added to the 18-man squad of Australia, he will be unavailable for the first test. Starc was injured with a finger Tandon during the boxing day test against South Africa and he was also ruled out of the third test against South Africa in Sydney. Australian selectors confirmed that Starc will be available from the 2nd Test in Delhi

Australia selected 4 Spinners for India Tour

India has spin-heavy pitches, Therefore Australia has added 4 spinners to the squad. Obviously, The spin attack will be led by Nathan Lyon. Also, Lyon recently completed his 450 wickets in test cricket. Ashton Agar, Mitchell Swepson and Todd Murphy are the other 3 spinners added to the squad. Todd Murphy is the uncapped spinner and previously he impressed the selectors with his spin for Victoria. Mitchell Swepson has recently played in the sub-continent tests therefore he can impress with his leg-spinning variety.

Peter Handscomb and Matthew Renshaw played all four tests in India when Australia toured in 2017. On that 4-match tour, Renshaw scored 2 half centuries and Handscomb scored a match-saving 200-ball 72 not out in Ranchi.

India vs Australia Test series Schedule

11st Test9th – 13th FebruaryNagpur
22nd Test17th – 21st FebruaryDelhi
33rd Test1st – 5th MarchDharamsala
44th Test9th – 13th MarchAhmedabad

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