Australia prepare for first Test against India

AUSTRALIA and India will complete their final preparations today for the rescheduled first Test at Adelaide Oval.

Both sides are expected to have a light session at the venue, as they finalise sides for tomorrow’s opening chapter of the four-Test series.

Injured captains Michael Clarke and MS Dhoni remain in differing degrees of doubt, but both trained well yesterday and could play.


Clarke will sit out his customary pre-match press conference, with Mitchell Johnson to face reporters instead.

It’s expected to be an emotional match for the Australian side, marking the first time they’ve taken to the field since the death of teammate and friend, Phillip Hughes.

They’ll be wearing Hughes’ Test Cap number on their shirts as a tribute.

408 will also be painted on the ground as Cricket Australia moves to use the test to celebrate the life of the batsman who died two weeks ago after being hit in the head by a cricket ball.