Australia vs India 1st Test Day 1, Adelaide: After a lot of dilly dally, Rohit Sharma has made the cut in the XI over Hanuma Vihari for the No 6 slot and it seems that has garnered mixed emotions on Twitter. The initial thought was that Rohit will open if picked, but now it seems the thinktank fooled us all. Some felt they were not expecting this to happen, whereas some others felt that it is a good call as Rohit can bat with the tail. Also Read - T Natarajan Lauds Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane Captaincy After Impressive Team India Debut in Australia, Recalls Emotional Moment
Here is how this call divided Twitter: Also Read - IPL 2021: Pat Cummins Set to Earn More Money Than MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma as KKR Pacer Gets Retained Ahead of IPL 14 Mini-Auction
Meanwhile, India has won the toss and Virat Kohli had no hesitation in opting to bat first as he felt runs on the board would be good. Marcus Harris is making his debut for Australia.
India (Playing XI): Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami
Australia (Playing XI): Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Tim Paine(w/c), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon