Cricket Buzz reported on March 13, 2013, that Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan will replace Virender Sehwag making his debut and C Pujara has been declared fit for the 3rd Test against Australia.
The Ind vs Aus 3rd Test will be played in Mohali on Thursday. The match will start at 9:30 a.m. The live cricket score can be seen here at 04:00 GMT onwards.
Star Cricket will be live streaming and telecasting the match in India. Channel 9 will be broadcasting the match live in Australia. The live streaming can be watched on Star Sports website. Check the live streaming links here.
The Australian camp is under pressure due to the one-sided results in the first two matches.
Australia seemed to have taken a very difficult but drastic decision of axing four players viz. Shane Watson, leading wicket-taker of the series James Pattinson, Usman Khawaja and Mitchell Johnson.
Michael Clarke, the Captain has made a score of 268 runs from 4 innings till now. After the end of the second Test, it was suggested to make him bat at number 3 or 4.
But, it should also be noted that the transitioning Indian team is endeavoring hard to hold its position. The performance of the comparatively inexperienced and young Indian team members so far has been praiseworthy.
The pitch at Mohali seems friendlier than the ones in Chennai and Hyderabad. However, it is speculated that India may not change their bowling unit which is made up of two pacers and three spinners. Watch the highlights here.
Looking at the scores of the two Test matches, it can be inferred that that India will play with the same team (leaving Sehwag) in Mohali.
The teams are as below:
Australia: Cowan, Warner, Hughes, Clarke (c), Wade, Steve Smith, Haddin, Henriques, Maxwell, Siddle, Lyon, Starc, Doherty.
Indian: Vijay, Rahane, Pujara, Tendulkar, Kohli, Dhoni(c), Jadeja, Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Dhawan, Ojha, Dinda.