Ashes 2019: Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis likely to miss series after not being included in 25 player squad for intra-Australia match
After a lean performance in the World Cup, both Maxwell and Stoinis have been excluded for an intra-Australia match which will decide the Ashes squad
India vs Australia: Tim Paine plays down banter with Virat Kohli, says Indian skipper makes contest more competitive
Paine said, "I don't think we did touch to be honest. It got pretty close. It was a highly competitive Test match from both teams. There's a lot on the line and both teams desperately want to win and sometimes that stuff happens," in the post-match press conference.
The Australian team management feels that they have sufficient back-up in Mitchell Marsh and Peter Siddle should they need to bolster their four-man bowling attack for the remaining two Tests.
India vs Australia: Hosts include uncapped Marcus Harris, Chris Tremain in Test squad, Usman Khawaja returns
Senior batsman Peter Handscomb also returned to the Australia Test side on weight of domestic runs after missing the away series against Pakistan in UAE.
Srikar Bharat slams century, puts India A in driver's seat in 2nd unofficial Test against Australia A
Srikar Bharat hit a splendid ton and his century stand with Kuldeep Yadav put India A in command over Australia A in the second unofficial Test at Alur on Monday.
Australia picked three newcomers Monday to cover the absence of fast bowling spearheads Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood for their One-Day International (ODI) series in South Africa this month.