Mitch Marsh dropped

Mitch Marsh has been left out of Australia's Test side for the opening Test match against India with the selectors opting for six batsman.

Peter Handscomb will bat at number five and Travis Head at number six while Marcus Harris will open alongside Aaron Finch. 

Australian skipper Tim Paine confirming the team in his press conference on Wednesday morning citing that Marsh could be required for some of the remaining matches this summer. 

Marsh will play for WA against Victoria at the MCG beginning on Friday. 

TEAM: Harris, Finch, Khawaja, S Marsh, Handscomb, Head, Paine, Cummins, Starc, Lyon and Hazlewood. 

IMAGE: Fox Sports 

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