Mitch Marsh dropped for first Test against India

Australia vice-captain and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been dropped for the first test against India as selectors backed the team's three specialist seamers to bowl a full workload at Adelaide Oval. Marsh's place in the side for the series opener, which starts on Thursday, has been taken by middle-order batsman Peter Handscomb, recalled for the first time since the tour of South Africa in March and April.