India vs Australia: Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Match Prediction, 3rd Test

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India and Australia are going to face each other in the third Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy tomorrow.

Indore is going to host the third Test after it was shifted from Dharamsala recently.

Moreover, India is currently leading the series 2-0 and will look to press their dominance on Australia in the 3rd Test.

Both the first and second Tests were wrapped up within a span of three days as India made merry of a hapless Australia.

Therefore, if Australia want to level the series, they will have to perform better in the next Test.

Additionally, India have an excellent lineup for this series and will not be looking to make any more changes.

In the absence of regular skipper Pat Cummins, Steve Smith will lead the Australia side.

On the other hand, India’s spinners in Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have been doing pretty well and will be looking to do the same in tomorrow’s Test as well.

Thus, we have a great game between these two sides at Holkar Stadium in Indore.

Match Details

Match: India vs Australia, 3rd Test

Venue: Holkar Stadium, Indore

Date: 1-5 March, 2023

Time: 9:30 AM IST

Pitch Report

The pitch at Holkar Stadium is a good surface to bat on. Furthermore, the average first innings score at this venue is 353 runs. On the other hand, the average predicted score at this venue has been between 280-320. Moreover, spinners will look to dominate on this surface.

Full Squads for India vs Australia, 3rd Test


Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishan Kishan (wk), Srikar Bharat (wk), Jaydev Unadkat, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav


David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, Ashton Agar, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Alex Carey (wk), Peter Handscomb (wk), Lance Morris, Matthew Kuhnemann, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland, Todd Murphy

Probable Playing XI for India vs Australia, 3rd Test


Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Srikar Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj


Usman Khawaja, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith (c), Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Peter Handscomb, Mitchell Starc/Lance Morris, Matt Kuhnemann, Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy

Probable Winner

From the team combinations, we can say that India have a higher chance of winning this contest and qualifying for the WTC final as well.

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