Kotla Test: Bhaji ruled out India elect to bat

Published: Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 9:29 [IST]
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Delhi: Indian captain Anil Kumble won the toss and decided to bat first against Australia in the third Test of the four-match Test series at Kotla on Wednesday. Harbhajan Singh is excluded from the due to a toe injury. The local lad Amit Mishra was given a chance in the squad due to this while the Australian outfit also made a change in the team composition and included Stuart Clark in pace of Peter Siddle.

Australia, who are trailing 0-1 in the series, are in a must win situation to keep alive their chances of winning the series while India will leave no stone unturned to seal the fate of the series in their favour.


India (Playing XI): Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Saurav Ganguly, Mahendra Singh Dhoni(w), Anil Kumble(c), Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma

Australia (Playing XI): Matthew Hayden, Simon Katich, Ricky Ponting(c), Michael Clarke, Mike Hussey, Shane Watson, Brad Haddin(w), Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson, Cameron White, Stuart Clark


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