India vs Australia 3rd Test Match starting from 07 January Thursday at Sydney. Currently fourth matches series is level by 1-1 margin. India strongly come back in series after 36 runs disaster in 1st test match. Australia also willing to win the series and some changes are expected in both teams. Australia is no 2 test team after New Zealand. New Zealand defeat pakistan by 2-0 and become the no 1 test team in ICC World Test Championship.
Pink ball test series start from December 2020 host defeat team india by 8 wickets and celebrate at Melbourne. After a very disappointing performance former crickets predicting that india will lose series by 4-0 because moral of india team are goes down. But how india team response to Australia team very next match are memorable. India team efforts and game play are applause, how they are resurgence. Visitor team also win the 2nd test match by 8 wickets, while Ajinkya Rahane score century helping India.
This match in Sydney are very crucial for both of teams because it is not only a series but both tea try to win the ICC World Test Championship final at Lord’s in England in June 2021. Although india on 3rd number in tis tournament with 114 point but team india have ability to wint the title.
Australia Team Analysis for 3rd Test Match
Australia record are very strong from 2019 and only first test that Australia defeat by india. All the players are inform, expect steven smith who manage only 10 runs in first 2 matches. In this Test series, he has scored 1, 1*, 0 and 8. Marnus Labuschagne are leading the batting of Asutralia and he score 129 runs in last 4 innings. Australia bowling department giving tough time to indian batsman. Lyon bowl wonderful in last match and send three batsman to the pavilion.
Overall all team are balanced but have some top order batting concerns because no batsman of austrlia made a fifty score in last match while Ajinkya Rahane score 112 runs. Only Tim Paine and Joe Burns scored fifty scores in the 1st Test. According to cricket experts australia win 1st test match due to bowling but real test of aus batting will be tested in 3rd test match.
If we talk about Australia team changes then David Warner’s comeback which uplift australia batting. There is no more changes expected in aus team expect Warner. But according to news updates Will Pucovski also join team as opening batsman. Both opening batsman are replacement of wade and burns.
Latest full available squad:
Australia Squad: David Warner, Matthew Wade, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Tim Paine(w/c), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Sean Abbott, Marcus Harris, Moises Henriques, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Will Pucovski, Mitchell Swepson
Aus Team Test Current Form: Won, Won, Won, Won and Lost
India Team Analysis for 3rd Test Match:
India show strong character with out Virat Kholi and Rohit Sharma and win the 2nd test match. Although india have rohit sharma who comeback after injury but again the absence of kholi india may suffer nin middle order. Virat performing for a long time in the middle order for india but due to his personal life matters Kohli is returning home on paternity leave to be with his wife Anushka Sharma. The first birth of the child expected in January. Kholi said, the birth of his first child is a happy moment for us and he wants to be there for “at any cost” so he take a short leave.
Kohli give team command to Rahane & Co and urged to express themselves in remaining three Test matches. Rahane performed well in 2nd test and become centurion. Now Rohit Sharma get back in team who suffered a hamstring tear during the IPL. Remember the right-arm fast bowler Umesh Yadav and KL Rahul already ruled out from this Test series due to their respective injury. But over all india team are balance and competitive team.
Shubman Gill the who debut in 2nd test was impressive who scored 45 and 35 runs in 2 innings. Pujara is experienced batsman and rahane already got good form. Aggressive Rishabh Pant & world best all rounder Ravan Jadeja will fill th energy in team and can bat with tail enders. Jadeja play 57 runs innings in 2nd innings with tail batsman’s which helps india to get a decent lead.
As the Indian team looks better, if they maintaining consistency with the bat and bowlers show their out swing beauty then their are fair chances to win match and get edge by 2-1 in series. But Cheteshwar Pujara and stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane will have to take major responsibility.
Latest full available squad:
India Squad: Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, T Natarajan, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Prithvi Shaw
India Team Current Test Form: Won, Lost, Lost, Lost and Won