Ranchi Test: Australia elect to bat, Vijay comes in for India
Ranchi : Australia won the toss and elected to bat in the crucial third Test against India at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) International Stadium on Thursday.
The injuries to all-rounder Mitchell Marsh and pace spearhead Mitchell Starc have forced the visitors to bring in explosive all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and Pat Cummins into the playing XI.
India made a lone change with opener Murali Vijay coming in to play his 50th Test replacing fellow Tamil Nadu opener Abhinav Mukund.
India: Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma.
Australia: David Warner, Matt Renshaw, Steve Smith (Captain), Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wadea, Steve O'Keefe, Nathan Lyon, Patt Cummins, Josh Hazlewood.