25 Dec '11, 5pm

Cricket: Australia rookies face Indian greats

Cricket: Australia rookies face Indian greats

MELBOURNE: Australia may have an inexperienced batting top three but they are in form ahead of the opening Boxing Day Test against India, Australian vice-captain Brad Haddin said on Sunday. Australia's top three in the batting order - David Warner, Ed Cowan and Shaun Marsh - have just five Tests between them in one of Australia's most unfamiliar combinations in more than three decades. Warner has played just two Test matches but comes to the Melbourne Cricket Ground with a last start unbeaten 123 against New Zealand, while three-Test Marsh crunched 99 off 52 balls in domestic Twenty20 just days ago. Debutant Cowan earned selection on the strength of his 109 for a Chairman's XI against India this week along with three first-class centuries this season. While the Australian team is in transition, India's top five batsmen - Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachi...

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