India and Australia are now going to battle it out against each other in the final Test at Ahmedabad from 9th March.
While everything was going well for India after the first two Tests, they lost the 3rd Test by 9 wickets.
Moreover, talking about India, then the top order has failed to fire in all three Tests.
Additionally, the only plusses for India have been the spinners in Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin.
Meanwhile, Australia was not up to the mark in the first two Tests but they came back strongly to beat India in the 3rd and seal a spot in the WTC final.
Therefore, for India, winning the 4th Test is crucial to fix the date for the WTC final against Australia in England.
That’s why this is going to be an entertaining fixture for sure between these two sides in 2 days’ time.
Match: India vs Australia, 4th Test
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Date: 9-13 March 2023
Time: 9:30 AM IST
The surface at Ahmedabad is a spin-friendly wicket and the match once again can end in 3 days as it did in the first three Tests. Moreover, batters should take their time to settle and then play their strokes. Furthermore, the average 1st innings score at this venue in Test cricket is 380-390.
Full Squads for India vs Australia, 4th 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
Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, 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, 4th Test
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Srikar Bharat (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav/Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
Usman Khawaja, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith (c), Peter Handscomb, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, Matt Kuhnemann
From the team combinations, we can say that India will bounce back in the final Test to secure their place in the WTC final.
Additionally, their top order needs to fire which they haven’t been able to do in the past three Tests.
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