Australia will go with an unchanged side in the second Test against India starting at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday.
Australia scored an emphatic eight-wicket victory over the tourists in the first Test in Adelaide after they dismissed Virat Kohli’s team for a record low score of 36 in their second innings.
Coach Justin Langer told reporters on Thursday he’d be a pretty courageous man to change the XI for the Melbourne Test match after the last one.
“At this stage, unless something happens over the next few days – and things can happen in the world we live in – we’ll go in with the same XI, I’d say.”
Opening batsman David Warner, who missed the first Test because of a groin injury, had already been ruled out of the match and was likely the only player to have been in contention to force his way into the side.