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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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WACA, Perth Capacity: 20,000

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

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni


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

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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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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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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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