India vs Australia 3rd Test Day 2 Live Streaming, Ind vs Aus 2013
India vs Australia 3rd Test Day 2 Live Streaming 15 March 2013
Rain has washed out the opening day of the third test between Australia and India. The Australians have rung the changes with four players suspended for the test, with Steve Smith, Nathan Lyon, Brad Haddin and Mitchell Starc all coming into the side.
One of those axed players Shane Watson has celebrated the birth of his first child Will, with wife Lee in Sydney.
Though he had a 'good debut', according to Australian coach Mickey Arthur, all rounder Glenn Maxwell was dropped from the playing XI for the Mohali Test, as the Aussies decided to go in with four specialist bowlers.
Making the cut were Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon and Xavier Doherty. Amongst the four Lyon and Starc made a comeback after being dropped for the Hyderabad Test.
Maxwell took 4 for 127 on debut in Hyderabad, but coach Arthur felt that the Aussies need to go in with four specialist bowlers, if the harbor any chances of winning the Test.
"We went with our two quicks and what we perceive to be our two specialist spinners. Nathan Lyon and Xavier Doherty were both brought here as specialist spinners. We need to take 20 wickets to win this Test match so we wanted our specialists out on the park," Arthur was quoted in the Australian media.
Australia can also have the services of Steve Smith's leg-spinning skills, while, Moises Henriques, with his medium-pace was the preferred all rounder in the starting line-up, according to the coach.
"Maxi was brought here as the allrounder-type guy. I guess, in a way, he competes with Moises for one position and we've decided to go with our pace bowling option," added Arthur.