December 25, 2018 / 5:19 AM / 3 months ago

Factbox: Australia vs. India - Third test

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Following is a factbox on the third test of the four-match series between Australia and India.

WHERE?

Melbourne Cricket Ground - Capacity: 100,000

WHEN?

Dec. 26-30. Play starts at 1030 local time (2330 GMT)

AUSTRALIA (World ranking: fifth)

Squad: Aaron Finch, Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine (captain-wicketkeeper), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.

Coach: Justin Langer

INDIA (World ranking: first)

Squad: Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah.

Coach: Ravi Shastri

MATCH OFFICIALS

Umpires: Ian Gould (England), Marais Erasmus (South Africa)

TV umpire: Richard Kettleborough (England)

Match referee: Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)

HISTORY

Previous Australia v India tests in Melbourne

Matches: 12

Australia wins: 8

India wins: 2

YEAR WINNER MARGIN

1948 Australia 233 runs

1948 Australia inns and 177 runs

1968 Australia inns and 4 runs

1978 India 222 runs

1981 India 59 runs

1985 match drawn

1991 Australia 8 wickets

1999 Australia 180 runs

2003 Australia 9 wickets

2007 Australia 337 runs

2011 Australia 122 runs

2014 match drawn

SERIES

First test (Adelaide)

India won by 31 runs.

Second test (Perth)

Australia won by 146 runs.

Fourth test:

Jan. 3-7 10:30 a.m. (2330) - Sydney Cricket Ground

Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Amlan Chakraborty

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