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Australia v India Tests: The score thus far...

Last updated on: December 05, 2014 21:13 IST
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Next week’s rescheduled first Test against India will allow Australia's grieving cricketers to move on from Phillip Hughes's shocking demise. It will be emotionally very demanding, though, for them to get back on the field.

Ahead of the four-match Test series, which commences in Adelaide on Tuesday, a factfile on the two teams.

Mitchell Johnson and Nathan Lyon stretch during a practice session

Image: Mitchell Johnson and Nathan Lyon stretch during a practice session. Photograph: David Mariuz/Getty Images

Australia

World ranking: Second

Captain: Michael Clarke

Coach: Darren Lehmann

Squad: Clarke, Brad Haddin, Ryan Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Chris Rogers, Peter Siddle, Steve Smith, David Warner, Shane Watson.

Tests in 2014

January: England Sydney Won (281 runs)

February: South Africa Centurion Won (281 runs); South Africa Port Elizabeth Lost (231 runs)

March: South Africa Cape Town Won (245 runs)

October: Pakistan Dubai Lost (221 runs); Pakistan Abu Dhabi Lost (356 runs)

Virat Kohli

Image: Virat Kohli, right, speaks with his teammates during a training session. Photograph: Morne de Klerk/Getty Images

India

World ranking: Sixth

Captain: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Coach: Duncan Fletcher

Squad: Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, K.L. Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Wriddhiman Saha, Naman Ojha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Karn Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron

Tests in 2014

February: New Zealand Auckland Lost (40 runs); New Zealand Wellington Draw

July: England Nottingham Draw; England Lord's Won (95 runs); England Southampton Lost (266 runs)

August: England Manchester Lost (innings and 54 runs); England The Oval Lost (innings and 244 runs)

Australia v India Tests

Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India and Michael Clarke of Australia

Image: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Australia captain Michael Clarke. Photograph: BCCI

Matches: 86

Australia wins: 38

India wins: 24

Draws: 23

Ties: 1

Previous India tours of Australia

Year Tests Winner Result
1947-1948 Five Australia 4-0
1967-1968 Four Australia 4-0
1977-1978 Five Australia 3-2
1980-1981 Three Drawn 1-1
1985-1986 Three Drawn 0-0
1991-1992 Five Australia 4-0
1999-2000 Three Australia 3-0
2003-2004 Four Drawn 1-1
2007-2008 Four Australia 2-1
2011-2012 Four Australia 4-0
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