Just three days ago, Haddin was raced to the sub-continent as a replacement for Matthew Wade who suffered a sprained ankle in a training mishap.
Rain, however, could delay Haddin's return to the Test field, with untimely showers and thunderstorms threatening the first day's play.
Australia XI for Third Test against India:
Michael Clarke (capt)
Australian captain Michael Clarke will bat at No.3, in a team depleted by the controversial axing of vice-captain Shane Watson and paceman James Pattinson.
Watson and Pattinson were omitted for disciplinary reasons after failing to submit a homework assignment on time to coach Mickey Arthur.
Young batsman Steve Smith has been recalled along with pace bowler Mitchell Starc and offspinner Nathan Lyon.
Offspinning allrounder Glenn Maxwell has been dropped after debuting in the Second Test in Hyderabad.
- additional reporting by AAP