Australia rest trio from Shield game ahead of India Tests

India fall short despite Dhawan Karthik blitz

Glenn Maxwell hit 46 from 24 balls in the first T20 v India

Marcus Harris's weight of runs in recent seasons has been rewarded with selection for Australia's first two Tests against India.

Meanwhile, Australia posted 158 for 4 in 17 overs, the target for India will be readjusted as per the DLS method.

The 26-year-old has been a consistent Shield performer since shifting from Western Australia to Victoria in 2016, scoring 1951 runs at 47.58.

Dhawan set India up in its run chase with a 42-ball 76, including 10 boundaries and two sixes, before he upper cut a short ball from Billy Stanlake to Jason Behrendorff on the third man boundary and India slipped to 105-4 from 11.4 overs.

Glenn Maxwell hit 46 from 24 balls in the first T20 v India. KL Rahul is ranked fourth in the ICC T20 rankings and Rohit Sharma sits at number seven. Since this one is a must-win game for both teams, it is time for the impact players from both sides to step up and progress to the finals. Rishabh is a youngster and batted here for the first time.

Helped by one Maxwell miscue that became a dead ball after hitting the camera suspended above the pitch by the broadcasters Fox Sports, the middle-order pair had well and truly pushed momentum back towards Australia when an hour of tropical rain all but ended the hosts' innings. Australia sit at 3-153. Stoinis's played a quick knock, adding 33 runs in just 19 balls.

Earlier, Maxwell smacked four sixes in an explosive display before the heavens opened and the teams were called off by the umpires after 16.1 overs. Marcus Stoinis successfully defended 13 off the final over, after at one point India had required 70 from 32 balls.

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Both sides will be looking to register a when they face off in English Premier League . "Today I was speaking in the dressing room with the players for half an hour, different things, tactically and other things", the ex-Paris Saint-Germain boss stated.

Now recovering from knee surgery, Khawaja has been named in the Australian squad for the first Test against India at the Gabba on December 6.

Australia, while being a lot more clinical with their victories, will be wary of the things that went wrong in their game against India. Khawaja told the former Australian coach.

'Well done boys good gutsy win in the end and first blow to the Aussies for the summer v India, ' he tweeted.

"It's going to be a great opportunity for us to come out and express ourselves, play some great attacking cricket, take the game on and really try and take it to India", Finch said.

Australia's ODI and T20 captain Aaron Finch, all-rounder Marcus Stoinis and batsman Glenn Maxwell are among those who have missed out on chances to push their Test claims in the Shield due to the schedule clash.

"'The Sydney match has been sold out for weeks, and we are looking at a blockbuster crowd at the MCG on Friday".

Undoubtedly Australia's best player in the World T20 so far, Healy has won two Player of the Match awards in the four matches that Australia has played so far.

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