Wednesday 20 February 2013 

Moises Henriques To Make Test Debut In Chennai

Moises Henriques To Make Test Debut In Chennai
Moises Henriques To Make Test Debut In Chennai
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Australia will hand all-rounder Moises Henriques his Test debut when they take on India in the first match in Chennai, and he will become the 432nd man to represent his country in Test cricket.

He will also become the first to have been born in Portugal after Australia named their team two days ahead of the first match in the four-game series, which begins on Friday (22nd February).

Shane Watson's return to the side was also confirmed, and he is expected to bat at number four behind Ed Cowan, David Warner and Phillip Hughes with Henriques slotting in at number six.

Nathan Lyon is the sole spinner in the side as Australia go with quick bowlers James Pattinson, Peter Siddle and Mitchell Starc.

Glenn Maxwell is named as 12th man.

Australia: Ed Cowan, David Warner, Phillip Hughes, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (captain), Moises Henriques, Matthew Wade (wicket-keeper), Mitchell Starc, Peter Siddle, James Pattinson, Nathan Lyon

© Cricket World 2013

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13th October: 1st ODI, Pune
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19th October: 3rd ODI, Mohali
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23rd October: 4th ODI, Ranchi
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30th October: 6th ODI, Nagpur
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