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Mitch Marsh dropped for first Test against India

Reuters Adelaide SA, Australia Dec 05, 2018, 01.54 PM (IST)

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.