New-look Australian pace attack set to take on India at Gabba

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Brisbane: Debutant Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc were Tuesday named in a new-look Australian pace attack for the second Test against India in Brisbane.

New skipper Steve Smith said Hazlewood and left-armer Starc will play in the game beginning Wednesday, with Ryan Harris suffering a quad strain and Peter Siddle omitted from the team that won the opening Test by 48 runs in Adelaide on Saturday.

Shaun Marsh will come into the Australian batting line-up at number five for the injured Test skipper Michael Clarke. Clarke underwent surgery on Tuesday for a torn right hamstring and will be out for the rest of the four-match India series.

Shaun Marsh and younger brother Mitchell will play together in the Australia Test side for the first time. Smith, who was anointed as the 45th Australia Test captain on Monday, will promote himself to four in the batting order to take over Clarke's regular position.

Starc's inclusion will mean there are two left-armers in the Australian new-ball attack alongside Mitchell Johnson. Starc has taken 43 wickets in 13 Tests at 35.34, while Hazlewood forces his way into the Australian eleven on the back of strong performances in one-day internationals against South Africa last month. The Gabba pitch is expected to be far livelier than last week's Adelaide Oval strip with high humidity expected to give assistance to fast bowlers.

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