Chennai: Portuguese-born all-rounder Moises Henriques has been handed a Test debut ahead of Glenn Maxwell for the first of the four-match series, starting on Friday.

Schedule for India-Australia Test series
     
James Pattinson, whose summer was cut short by a side injury, has been recalled as the third fast bowler alongside Mitchell Starc and Peter Siddle.

India vs Aus head-to-head for Tests

The tourists will, however, field only one frontline spinner in Nathan Lyon, with captain Michael Clarke and opener David Warner expected to share the burden on slow-bowling front.

Australian Test squad
Michael Clarke (Capt)

Peter Siddle

Ed Cowan Moises Henriques
Phil Hughes Matthew Wade
Nathan Lyon David Warner
James Pattinson Shane Watson
Mitchell Starc Coach - Mickey Arthur
Henriques, who will become the 432nd player to wear the baggy green, looked in good form in Australia's two warm-up matches, scoring 16 and 33 in addition to taking 4-12 and 1-30 with the ball.

The 26-year-old has won the race for the all-rounder's spot ahead of fellow uncapped player Glenn Maxwell, who's been named 12th man.

The swashbuckling Warner, too, has been named in the playing XI despite not having fully recovered from a fractured thumb.
     
Warner will in likelihood open the batting with the solid Ed Cowan, followed by Phil Hughes, Watson and Clarke in the middle-order.

 (JPN/Agencies)

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