India win toss, elect to bat against Australia in 2nd Test

Bangalore, Mar 4: India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat against Australia in the second cricket Test at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here today.

Australia have named an unchanged XI, while India have brought in Abhinav Mukund and Karun Nair.

Abhinav makes a comeback to the Test side after five-and-a-half years, replacing Murali Vijay, who has suffered a shoulder injury.

Nair, who scored a triple century in his last Test, also gets a chance after India decided to drop Jayant Yadav for an extra batsman.

Teams:

India: Abhinav Mukund, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara,

Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Wriddhiman Saha

(WC), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav,

Ishant Sharma.

Australia: David Warner, Mark Renshaw, Steve Smith (C),

Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade

(WC), Steve O'Keefe, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Jose

Hazlewood.