12/30/2018 9:57:35 AM (GMT+3)

Australia include leg-spinner Labuschagne for Sydney Test

Australia include leg-spinner Labuschagne for Sydney Test

Melbourne: Australia included leg-spinning all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne to their squad for the fourth and final Test against India in Sydney, beginning on Thursday.

The hosts go into the game at the Sydney Cricket Ground 2-1 down in the four-Test series after a crushing 137-run defeat here on Sunday.

The Aussies had previously named a 13-man squad for both Melbourne and Sydney and have added South African-born Labuschagne for a match they must win to prevent India securing a first-ever series victory Down Under.

"We'll get up to Sydney and have a look at the conditions," skipper Tim Paine. "From what we're hearing, it'll probably spin quite a bit so once we see that for ourselves, we'll start to think about the best combination for ourselves to win that Test."

Squad: Aaron Finch, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Tim Paine (capt) Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood