India Vs Australia first test 2011 match review
India Vs Australia first test 2011 will be held at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 26th December 2011. Both teams will play their final test in the year 2011. India will play 4 test matches Australia in 2011-2012. The main focus of the match will be on Sachin Tendulkar and all are waiting for his 100th century in International cricket. You can also watch the legends of cricket like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Ricky Ponting playing in the first test match at Boxing Day.
According to the latest news, Zaheer is fully fit for the first test match after a long time injury. Zaheer and Ishanth will lead the pace attack. This series is important for both the teams to improve their rankings. India is at second place and Australia in fourth place in test cricket. You can watch the the live action of first test in starcricket. Live streaming of India vs Australia first test is available in the official website of espnstar. More details about the 1st test match teams and information's are given below.
Words of Australian captain Michael clarke about the first test match
"I'm confident we've got the best XI to win this Test match in these conditions,"
"I can use Michael Hussey, Ricky Ponting and myself to bowl a few over's. David Warner can bowl a few legspinners. I feel we've got the right XI to give ourselves a chance of winning this Test match"
"DC [Christian] offers a lot with both bat and ball but unfortunately for him right now we can't fit him into the XI."
India Vs Australia first test 2011 details
India Vs Australia first test 2011 venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Australia
Capacity of MCG: 100,018
India Vs Australia first test 2011 date: 26th December 2011 to 30th December 2011
Umpires for first test match: Marais Erasmus (South Africa), Ian Gould (England)
Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle from Sri Lanka
India vs Australia first test match 2011 teams
Teams for India vs Australia first test match 2011 are announced. Both teams, Australia and India are fully set and ready for the first test match at Boxing day. Ms Dhoni will be the captain of India and Michael Clarke for Australia. The major change in Indian team is that, Zaheer Khan return to the squad after a long time injury. In Australian squad, Ed Cowan is making his debut in the first test match at Boxing day. More details about the India and Australia teams fir first test match are given below.
Australia team for 1st test vs India
• David Warner
• Ed Cowan
• Shaun Marsh
• Ricky Ponting
• Michael Clarke (c)
• Michael Hussey
• Brad Haddin (wk)
• Peter Siddle
• Nathan Lyon
• Ben Hilfenhaus
• James Pattinson
India team for 1st test vs Australia
• Virender Sehwag
• Gautam Gambhir
• Rahul Dravid
• Sachin Tendulkar
• VVS Laxman
• Virat Kohli
• MS Dhoni (c & wk)
• Ravichandran Ashwin
• Zaheer Khan
• Ishant Sharma
• Umesh Yadav
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