The West – Australia have backed an unchanged XI to level the Test series against India in Perth, where Aaron Finch is set to again open the batting.

Summary

  • Australia have backed an unchanged XI to level the Test series against India in Perth, where Aaron Finch is set to again open the batting.
  • Finch spent time with former Australian captain Ricky Ponting at training on Thursday but has been backed to overcome his form issues at Perth Stadium.
  • Mitchell Starc has also been entrusted to return to his best form after a wayward performance in Adelaide.
  • Skipper Tim Paine rubbished suggestions Australia might have considered dropping Starc in Perth.
  • AUSTRALIA XI: Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Tim Paine (capt), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.


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