Smith wins toss, Australia to bat in decisive fourth Test

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Australia captain Steve Smith won the toss and elected to bat against India in the decisive fourth cricket Test at HPCA stadium, here on Saturday.

Steve SmithIndia will miss skipper Virat Kohli, who has been ruled out due to a shoulder injury, and will be led by middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane.

Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav will make his Test debut, taking place of regular captain Kohli while Bhuvneshwar Kumar has replaced paceman Ishant Sharma.

Australia have fielded an unchanged side.

The series is locked 1-1.

Teams:

Australia: David Warner, Matt Renshaw, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, Steve O’Keefe, Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood.

India: KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav and Umesh Yadav.

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