Rain could ruin the game on the first two days of the third test match between India & Australia in Sydney. According to weather prediction website accuweather.com, chances of rain on Thursday & Friday are 56% & 53% respectively.
The forecast for the last three days is almost sunny with some clouds but less than 5% chance of rain. Maximum temperatures range from 22 to 27 degree Celsius while the mercury could drop further to 15 degrees at night. The four match test series is level at 1-1 after India won the second test match in Melbourne after facing a humiliating defeat in the first test match in Adelaide.
On Wednesday, India named their selected XI players for the test match with Rohit Sharma replacing Mayank Agarwal in the openers slot & Navdeep Saini all set to make his Test debut, playing in the place of injured Umesh Yadav. Saini will be a part of India’s pace attack along with Mohammed Siraj who made his debut in the Melbourne Test & Jasprit Bumrah. For Australia Warner will return to the XI with Will Pucovski set to make his Test debut after having recovered from concussion.
Warner is still recovering from a groin injury sustained during November last year but Captain Tim Paine hinted at Warner’s inclusion in the playing XI on the evening of the test match.
“Hopefully, if he (Warner) gets in and gets away, that puts pressure back on opposition right away,” Paine at said the pre-match virtual press conference.
“Regardless of whom we are playing, we are a better team when David Warner is in that team from the runs he scores or the energy he brings into the group.”