The Australian cricket team led by Steven Smith will have only one game to get familiar with the Indian conditions ahead of the series. The only practice match in Australia's India tour against the Board Presidents Xi will be played on September 12, 201 at 10:00 am IST.

The 50-over game is crucial for the Aussie team, as it will give them the opportunity to face the Indian spinners in a turn friendly sub-continent surface.

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The only player in the Australian side who knows the Indian conditions is none other than their skipper Steven Smith.

The all-rounder has enough experience in playing in India; thanks to his previous IPL campaign, and the recently concluded series against Bangladesh, where Aussies leveled the series 1-1 after facing an unexpected loss at the Mirpur. In all probabilities, the Aussies will play this game without Aaron Finch in the lineup. David Warner will play this game, and Matthew Wade will be included in the lineup as the wicket keeper batsman.

Board President's XI is not a strong side, and they may not pose a big threat to the Australian side comprised of players with International standards. In the Board President's XI, only Gurkeeramat Mann has played for the National side so far, and the remaining players are all youngsters who are aiming to make it big by marking their presence felt in this game. Mayank Agarwal and Rahul Tripathi is expected to open the innings for the Board Presidents XI.

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The bowling department will be led by Avesh Khan and Sandeep Sharma.

Gurkeermat Mann will consider this match very seriously, because a brilliant performance in this game may once again open the door for him to the National team.

Pitch and weather conditions

The pitch at MA Chidambaram Stadium is known for its spin friendly nature. The surface has little cracks on it, and it will help the spinners to turn the ball easily. Being a day game, toss will not have much significance, but the captain who wins the toss will most likely bat first. The sky above Chennai is clear, and there are absolutely no chances of rain.

Live telecast information

The live telecasting rights are with Star Sports in India and Willow TV in the US. The live streaming can be watche [VIDEO]d on the respective websites of Star Sports and Willow TV. Unfortunately, no channels are telecasting this match live neither in India or in Australia. Still, to access the live scores, cricket lovers can visit the official website of ESPN Cricinfo or Cricbuzz.