AUS vs IND Dream11 Match Prediction | Who Will Win Today Match
Sydney, January 03 at 05:00 AM IST
India, having retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a 137-run win in Melbourne, would want to add another and get the new year off to a good start when they meet struggling Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 03. India have never won a Test series in Australia and will be hoping to re-write history, as the Indian skipper Kohli suggested: “we’ve never been in a position to win a series and nothing can distract us from trying to win that final Test.”
Australia will be kicking themselves for their performance in the third test. On a surface where Indian batter piled runs on Day 1 and 2, and which some Cricket pundits labelled as “flat track”, the hosts folded for 151 in their first innings. It was downhill from that point. Unlike the third test where visitors dictated terms from the outset, Australia must bring out their A-game if they are to level the series.
Australian captain has already expressed concerns of dry and slow Sydney wicket that may suit the visiting side more. “It’s probably going to be a little bit dry. I’m sure India will be really looking forward to it,” Paine told Macquarie Radio.
Virat Kohli: “We are not going to stop here. This has given us more confidence to play more positive cricket in Sydney. We’ve done well in all three departments, which is why we’ve retained the trophy. Nothing can distract us from trying to win that final Test, because we’ve never been in a position to win a series.”
Tim Paine: “We made some strides forward in Perth, but this was disappointing. We’re playing against some of the best bowlers, and we need to find positives before Sydney. The conditions in Sydney will be different, so we’ll decide on the best formula.”
The probable lineups for Australia vs India 4th Test at Sydney
AUS Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Tim Paine
Batsmen – Usman Khawaja, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Harris
All-rounders – Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne/Mitch Marsh
Bowlers – Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood
IND Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Rishabh Pant
Batsmen – Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane
All-rounders – Hanuma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja, (Doubt: Ravi Ashwin)
Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Kuldeep Yadav/Umesh Yadav
Australia squad for 4th Test: Tim Paine (c, wk), Josh Hazlewood (vc), Mitch Marsh (vc), Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc
India Test squad for 4th Test: Virat Kohli (C), A Rahane (VC), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, C Pujara, H Vihari, R Pant, R Jadeja, K Yadav, R Ashwin, M Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav
Wicket-keeper – You can choose either of the two. There’s not much to separate them.
Batsmen – We’ve picked Kohli, Pujara and Agarwal in both the teams since the first two have scored handsomely in the series while the newbie Mayank Agarwal would be confident after an excellent debut. You can take a punt on the likes of Finch, Khawaja, Haris and Marsh.
All-rounders – Travis Head is the pick of the Aussie batsmen and is worth taking a punt on while Jadeja can make the most of surface if it turns out to be slow.
Bowlers – Bumrah, Cummins, Nyon are the top-picks.
INs & OUTs – Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma are not available for selection while Ravi Ashwin is doubtful.
One among Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh and Peter Handscomb is likely to play.
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