Before the start of the series, Australia skipper Michael Clarke had said that Australia vs India will be a show of Youth vs Experience. But the Indians too are ready to roll out some of the best youngsters in the business. We bring to you five such stars expected to shine on the big stage.
Virat Kohli: At No. 5 is the Daredevil from Delhi - Virat Kohli. With back to back fifties against the West Indies, Kohli announced his arrival on the big stage. His knock of 132 against the Chairman's XI assured him the Number 6 spot for the ongoing Boxing Day Test ahead of Rohit Sharma.
James Pattinson: At No. 4 is Australia's new speed gun - James Pattinson. With 3 wickets in 4 balls in his debut Test against New Zealand and five-wicket hauls in each of his first two Tests, the 21-year-old is the biggest threat to Indian batters. In the Boxing Day Test, he claimed only two wickets but bowled menacingly.
Shaun Marsh: At No. 3 is someone who knocked Ricky Ponting off the No. 3 spot in the Aussie batting line-up. With a scintillating 141 on debut, Shaun Marsh was a much needed addition to their fragile batting. Even though this talented left-handed batsman failed to impress in the first Test with scores of 0 and 3, a big knock from him is always round the corner.
David Warner: Although he has been unable to shine with the bat in the opening Test match against India, the crown for the No. 2 Test debutant this year has to go to David Warner. After being tagged as a T20 specialist, a century in just his 2nd Test (against New Zealand) showed he can be quite effective in the longer version of the game as well.
Umesh Yadav: The buzz around the series was built on India's powerful batting and Australia's destructive bowling but it is India's Umesh Yadav who has walked away with the early bowling honours. He impressed in the home series against the West Indies and his show against Australia in the first Test has proved that was no fluke. Zaheer Khan has found an able ally.
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