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3rd Test against Australia starts today, here is the team list

December 26, 2018

The team for the third Test against Australia has been announced. The match will start in Melbourne today.

Opening batsman KL Rahul and Murali Vijay have been dropped from the playing team. Rahul and Vijay have made 48 and 49 runs respectively in the series played so far.

The team has a new name and batsman Mayank Agarwal will be making his international debut in the Test. Hanuma and Ravindra Jadeja have been included by the management. It seems that Ravichandran Ashwin is yet to fully recover from his injury.

Here is the list of players - Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah

Cricket fans are happy about inclusion of Mayank in the team.

Vivek somani‏ @Viveksomani19 tweeted,"And finally @mayankcricket u made it to playing XI after almost a year long good form and hope it gets carry forward ... Congratulations !!!#indiavsaustralia #INDvAUS #AUSvIND #3rdTest"

Kunal Gusain‏ @InsaanKaBaachawrote," Replying to @BCCIAt last an opportunity given to @mayankcricket . Have been following him for a long time. Not sure about why @ImRo45 but I guess last chance given. Welcome back @imjadeja . #Cricket #cricketaustralia #cricketnews #indiavsaustralia #INDvsAUS #TeamIndia"

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