After totaling a mere 212 runs in Pune, India took up the coverage of an additional batsman with the trophy on the line in Bengaluru. Abhinav Mukund, who final performed test cricket in 2011, has come in as an opener for an injured M Vijay and Karun Nair, who made a triple-century in his last innings, has changed off spinning-allrounder Jayant Yadav. To extra put the memories of a 333-run defeat to the sequence behind him, Virat Kohli was once able to win the toss and prefer to bat when conditions are likely to be at their first-rate.
Australia has kept religion in the XI that received them the primary scan in such emphatic fashion and had made the resolution to so good earlier than the toss. Steven Smith was hoping his fast bowlers would listen to sufficient excellent balls collectively to make sure his batting line-up would not be underneath too much stress on the grounds that the skin is more likely to run up and take spin from the 0.33 day.
KL Rahul, Abhinav Mukund, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Wriddiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.
David Warner, Matt Renshaw, Steven Smith (capt), Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade (wk), Mitchell Starc, Steve O’Keefe, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.