Rain at the Sydney Cricket Ground forced the players to go off the field in 8th over of the third Test between India and Australia. This happened after Mohammed Siraj dismissed David Warner for 5. Australia were 21 for 1 when rain stopped the play.
Earlier, Tim Paine led Australia won the toss and elected to bat first.
Rohit Sharma is finally back for the Indian side and he replaces Mayank Agarwal in the opening slot. Umesh Yadav, who was ruled out of the Test series after getting injured in the Boxing Day Test, has been replaced by Navdeep Saini in the playing XI. This is the debut Test for Navdeep Saini.
The four-match series is currently levelled at 1-1, and if India manages to win this Test, the side will retain the Border Gavaskar Trophy even if Australia goes on to win the last Test at Brisbane. Australia had won the first Test, while India was triumphant in the second Test at the MCG.