Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions Australia v India 1st Test

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Apart from anything else, the decision to drop a recently appointed vice-captain underlined how slim Australia's leadership resources now are.

Marsh's place in the side for the series-opener, which starts on Thursday, has been taken by middle order batsman Peter Handscomb, recalled for the first time since the tour of South Africa in March and April.

Warne suggested that whichever team goes on win the Test at Adelaide Oval could go on to claim a 2-1 win in the four-match series.

"There has been so much talk, it's time for action". Ahead of the opening Test, the odds are stacked in favour of the tourists as they boast the world's best batsman in Virat Kohli, plus a high-class pace bowling attack. The four test match series between India and Australia will begin on December 6 in Adelaide Oval.

Mistakes were made and India paid the price for them in the two previous overseas tours of the year.

"It's just about picking your time and picking your moment and doing what the team requires", he said.

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Paine confirmed Marcus Harris would make his Test debut and open the batting with Aaron Finch in the series opener, Australia's first home Test since Steve Smith and David Warner were banned over the Newlands ball-tampering scandal.

"The fans have absolutely voted with their feet the last few years that we have had day-night Tests, we have been significantly up for attendances", Bradshaw said. "I'm sure there will be opportunities at times when we can hopefully put their spinners under pressure and try and put some big overs into their fast bowlers", Paine said.

But veteran opener Murali Vijay, who was dropped following a pair in the second Test against England this year, rose to the challenge with a century in the same match and is expected to face the new ball with KL Rahul.

They will then have to pick three pacers which in all likelihood would be Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma and the lone spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.

"In terms of skill, in terms of experience, in terms of how we are playing, our mindset, we definitely feel we have the ability to win a series here", said Kohli.