Murali Vijay is back in the Indian line-up for the 3rd Test against Australia, after missing the second Test because of a shoulder injury. The game will be played at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi from 9:30 a.m. IST.

Currently, the four-Test series is tied at 1-1.

Live updates day 2:

Australia 322/4 in 97 overs.

Pat Cummins and Glenn Maxwell are in for Australia

Vijay comes back for Abhinav for India.

Australia wins the toss and they will bat first.

Team News India

India might call in Jayant Yadav as a third spinner, and he may replace Karun Nair if the pitch assists the spinners.

M Vijay is set to return. No other changes expected for India.

Skipper Virat Kohli's form has been a worry for India as the Aussies seem to have done their homework well on him. His fans would want him to concentrate on his batting and keep calm rather than getting himself into controversies.

Team news Australia.

Starc may take Cummins' place in Australia's 800th Test, but it is interesting to see who will take Mitchell Marsh's place at No.6. Glenn Maxwell or Usman Khawaja are the most likely but it all depends on the nature of the pitch.

Steven Smith and the Men in Yellow are expected to strike back after the defeat in the Bangalore Test. They won the first Test within two and a half days much to the shock of Indian fans.

TV telecast and live streaming info

Viewers in India can watch the Test live on Star Sports with English and Hindi commentary. The online streaming can be viewed on

Willow TV will beam the series live for viewers in the United States.

The 2nd Test will broadcast on ABC Extra on Digital Radio, online and via the ABC Radio app (available Google Play).

Pitch and conditions

Ranchi is India's 26th venue, even though many One Day International and T20 games have been played here, the pitch is new to Test cricket and the nature of the pitch or how it will last for the entire five days is difficult to predict. But it's going to support the slow bowlers for sure as India aim to take a 2-1 lead in the series.

The weather forecast is warm and sunny with afternoon temperatures in the 28-32C range.