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There were reports in the past that there was speculation that Joe Burns would not be able to make his place in the team due to poor performance in the home season. (File photo)
Joe Burns, who performed poorly in the domestic season, will open the innings against India. Australian coach Justin Langer defended him, dismissing speculation that Burns, who had a poor domestic season, were finding it difficult to find a place in the playing XI against India and replaced him in the home Uncapped batsman Will Pukowski, who had a brilliant run in the season, could be included in the squad. Langer currently wants experience to be preferred.
Warner-Burns’s combination good
Langer said that the last time we played Tests, we liked the combination of David Warner and Burns. There is a good synergy between the two and that is why I am sure to try this pair against India. India and Australia have to play a four-Test series. The first match of the series will be in Adelaide, which will be a day-night test.
Sean Abbott, Joe Burns, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labushane, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neeser, Tim Paine (Captain), James Pattinson, Will Pukowski, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade And David Warner.
These are newcomers
Cameron Green, Will Pukowski, Sean Abbott, Michelle Svepson and Michael Neeser will make their Test debut. Tim Paine will be the captain while Pat Cummins will be the vice-captain.
The last time India won the series 2-1
The Indian team made history on the previous tour. He named his first Test series on Australian soil. Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, the Indian team had won the four-match series 2-1. This time David Warner and Steve Smith have returned to Australia. In such a situation, India is expected to face a tough challenge.