Mayank Agarwal will make his debut for India when they face Australia in the Boxing Day Test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Victoria. The match will start at 10:30 AM AEDT, 5:00 AM IST on Wednesday, December 26, 2018.

The four-match Test series is tied 1-1 at this point. India drew first blood winning the first Test in Adelaide, but Australia bounced back by winning the second Test in Perth last week. The third Test in Melbourne will be followed by the New Year's Test match in Sydney starting on January 3, 2019.

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Sony Six online streaming details

Sony Six and Sony Ten 3 will broadcast the match in India in English and Hindi commentary respectively. Fox Sports will telecast the game in Australia, while BT Sport 2 will televise it in the United Kingdom.

SonyLiv will live stream the third Test via its app and website in the Indian subcontinent.

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BT Sport website and app will also provide the online streaming for the viewers in the United Kingdom. Foxtel Sports will avail live streaming of match in Australia.

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Mitchell Marsh returns to the Aussie side

Australia announced their XI for the third Test on the eve of the match.

Mitchell Marsh will replace Peter Handscomb, who has struggled with form lately. Marsh provides the home side with an all-rounding option in the middle.

India decided to drop both their openers- Murli Vijay and KL Rahul for this crucial match after their below average performances in the first two games. Mayank Agarwal of Karnataka will make his Test debut while Hanuma Vihari will open the innings with him.

Rohit Sharma returns to the side along with Ravindra Jadeja. According to the ESPN Cricinfo report, R Ashwin hasn't recovered from his injury while leaving out Umesh Yadav is a strategic move to bring in a spinner.

The weather forecast for the first four days of the match predicts hot and sunny conditions.

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Due to this, the pitch might get hard and dry as the game moves along. The MCG pitch has been criticized in recent times for not being good enough for an exciting Test, so fingers crossed on how it behaves for this match.

Also read: Fox Sports live cricket streaming Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers at 08 GMT

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