India have replaced as many as 4 players who played the 3rd test for The GABBA game. The likes of Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah and Hanuma Vihari have all sustained injuries during various stages of the 3rd test and are ruled out for the decider.
India lost the toss for one more time and Australia had no hesitation in batting first on a good batting wicket. Australia replaced the injured Will Pucovski with Marcus Harris for this game.
Ever since Rohit Sharma came back into the side, he was taking some good catches in the slip cordon and he is turning out to be a safe catcher nowadays.
David Warner was expected to score huge runs in his favorite venue but he was dismissed by a peach of a delivery by Mohammad Siraj who also dismissed the dangerous southpaw in the 1st innings of the Sydney test. The ball was bowled at perfect line and length that came back in only to seam away and in the process, took the outside edge of David Warner’s bat which was pounced by Rohit Sharma in the slip cordon.
Australia haven’t lost a test match at this very venue since 1988. This is their favorite venue in the world and they play an attacking brand of cricket which no team in the world can match.
Australia have already posted 100 runs on the board for the loss of 3 wickets. They will be looking to bat big and bat India out of the game which is completely on the cards as India have lost another bowler Navdeep Saini to injury.
Marnus Labuschagne is looking set for a massive hundred and Matthew Wade has looked doubly dangerous in his short stay so far. It will be a long and a tiring day for the Indian bowlers here in The GABBA.