Tim Paine: To have David Warner back in our team, he’s high energy. And we’re as excited as anyone to see Will Pucovski. All we can do is try and play our best cricket in Sydney and whatever happens between the boards is out of our control. Travis Head misses out, unlucky for Trav. He’s not done a lot wrong.
Ajinkya Rahane: Really happy and as a team, we’re all excited to have Rohit back. He looked really good in the nets and, his experience will definitely come in handy here. Happy for Navdeep Saini (debutant), he’s been working really hard. The last game was Siraj, this game Saini. We’re just focusing on this Test match. Whatever happened in Adelaide and Melbourne is history, we have to give our best here.
Ind vs AUS Highlights today Thursday, 1-07-2021 – 3rd Test, India tour of Australia from Sydney Cricket Ground.
Tim Paine won the toss and chose to bat first.
India team: 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Ajinkya Rahane (capt), 5 Hanuma Vihari, 6 Rishabh Pant (wk), 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Navdeep Saini, 10 Mohammed Siraj, 11 Jasprit Bumrah.
Australia team: 1 David Warner, 2 Will Pucovski, 3 Marnus Labuschagne, 4 Steven Smith, 5 Matthew Wade, 6 Cameron Green, 7 Tim Paine (capt & wk), 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Nathan Lyon, 11 Josh Hazlewood.
Match Timings: 23:30 GMT (prev day) | 10:30 Local
Umpires – Paul Reiffel, Paul Wilson
TV Umpires – Bruce Oxenford
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Claire Polosak
Match number – TEST No. 2402