Starc dropped from Oz squad, Lyon to test India at Adelaide

Updated: Jan 23, 2012, 10:12 AM IST

Adelaide: Australia have left paceman Mitchell Starc out of their team to face India in the fourth and final Test and brought spinner Nathan Lyon back into the side, captain Michael Clarke said on Monday.

Starc was one of a quartet of quicks selected for the third Test in Perth, where the Australians won by an innings and 37 runs in two-and-a-half days to take a 3-0 lead in the series.

Peter Siddle, Ben Hilfenhaus and Ryan Harris, all more experienced quick bowlers than 21-year-old Starc, have kept their places in an otherwise unchanged side for the match, which starts on Tuesday.

Conditions at the Adelaide Oval are expected to be more conducive to batting than the lively wicket at the WACA with spin coming into play later in the Test.

Team - Michael Clarke (captain), David Warner, Ed Cowan, Shaun Marsh, Ricky Ponting, Mike Hussey, Brad Haddin, Peter Siddle, Ben Hilfenhaus, Ryan Harris, Nathan Lyon.

Bureau Report