Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s Live Coverage of Day one of the second practice match between India and Australia A at the Sydney Cricket Ground, in Sydney at 9:00 AM.
The Indian team braces up to play a day-night warm-up game against Australia ‘A’ starting on Friday, a contest that will serve as preparation for the the first Test in Adelaide. An extra spinner in Kuldeep Yadav or an additional batsman in Hanuma Vihari – this selection choice will be a big consideration for the Indians.
The three-day game at the floodlit Sydney Cricket Ground will serve as proper simulation for the opening Test but the flat batting track here may not be ideal considering that the Adelaide Oval curator Damian Hough, according to Ian Chappell, will leave around 10mm grass cover on the strip for the first Test.
The match, which will be streamed live, may not feature skipper Virat Kohli,…