Injury-hit India had to hand out two Test debuts on the morning of day one in Brisbane, with T Natarajan and Washington Sundar
Australian captain Tim Paine won the toss and chose to bat in the series-deciding fourth Test against an injury-depleted India at the Gabba on Friday.
The series is tied at 1-1, with Australia winning in Adelaide and India bouncing back to win the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne before a tense draw in Sydney.
“It’s a very good toss to win,” Paine said.
“(The wicket) looks a fair bit harder than it normally starts and there’s a crack straight down the middle.”
The visitors have been rocked by injury after the third Test in Sydney and are missing four frontline players in Brisbane.
Pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah (abdomen), off-spinner Ashwin Ravichandran (back), batsman Hanuma Vihari (hamstring) and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja (broken thumb) are all out of the Test.
T Natarajan and Washington Sundar will make their…