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Factbox: India vs Australia, third Test, Perth

January 12, 2012 15:31 IST

Factbox on the third Test match between Australia and India, which starts on Friday:

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WHERE?

WACA, Perth Capacity: 20,000

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WHEN?

January 13-17. Play starts at 1030 local time (0800 IST)

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AUSTRALIA (World ranking: fourth)

Squad - Michael Clarke (captain), David Warner, Ed Cowan, Shaun Marsh, Ricky Ponting, Mike Hussey, Brad Haddin, Peter Siddle, Ben Hilfenhaus, Ryan Harris, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon.

Coach: Mickey Arthur

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INDIA (World ranking: second)

Squad - Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Pragyan Ojha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, R Vinay Kumar, Abhimanyu Mithun, Wriddhiman Saha, Zaheer Khan.

Coach: Duncan Fletcher

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WHAT THEY SAY

"We need to keep it really simple and score big hundreds and we need to get wickets."

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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"The wickets at Sydney and Adelaide most resemble the sub-continent but the WACA will be completely different. There'll be a lot of pace and a lot of bounce and it'll be interesting to see how they go there."

Australia coach Arthur on the India batsmen

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WHAT THE BOOKMAKERS SAY*

Australia win: 8-11 India win: 11-4 Draw: 10-3

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MATCH OFFICIALS

Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pakistan), Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)

Third umpire: Paul Reiffel (Australia)

Fourth umpire: Mick Martell (Australia)

Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

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HISTORY

Previous Australia v India Tests in Perth:

1977: Australia won by two wickets

1992: Australia won by 300 runs

2008: India won by 72 runs

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CURRENT TOUR

First Test:

Australia won by 122 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground

Second Test:

Australia won by an innings and 68 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Remaining test:

Fourth Test January 24-28 at the Adelaide Oval

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* Odds courtesy of www.skybet.com

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