After losing the three-match T20I series with a 1-2 margin, Australia will be looking to put up a good fight against India in the four-match Test series which is set to kick-off from December 17.
Ahead of the upcoming pink-ball Test in Adelaide, former Australia cricketer, Shane Warne, came up with his playing XI for the hosts.
With David Warner being ruled out of the Test series against India due to a groin injury, Warne named Marcus Harris/Will Pucovski as Joe Burns’ opening partner.
In the middle-order, the 51-year-old picked the likes of Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne, who have been ruling the roost for the Aussies over the last couple of years.
For the number fifth position, Warne went with a left-handed batsman, Travis Head while Cameron Green and Matthew Wade were the two options at number six.
“I’d love to get Cameron Green in the side but I reckon I’d have a look at the pitch first,” Warne was quoted as saying by Fox Sports.
In order to strengthen the pace-attack, the Australian great opted for the dynamic trio of Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, and Mitchell Starc. However, Nathan Lyon was the lone spinner in his final XI.
Shane Warne’s Australia XI: Tim Paine (c/wk), Joe Burns, Pat Cummins (vc), Matthew Wade/Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Will Pucovski/Marcus Harris, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc.