Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Australia vs India 2020-21 - 4th Test
The 4th and the last test of the four-match series between Australia and India will be played at The Gabba, Brisbane in Australia.
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It is hard to think of the last time a team suffered so many injuries on a single tour. The recent injury list of Sri Lanka on the tour of South Africa came close, but still, the number of first choice players this Indian team has lost over the last three test matches is unprecedented.
They were already without Ishant Sharma, Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav and KL Rahul going into the 3rd test match. The injuries to Ravindra Jadeja and Hanauma Vihari, both of whom have been ruled out of the series, and a question mark over the fitness of Mayank Agarwal and Ravichandran Ashwin have added to India's woes.
The worst of all is that Jasprit Bumrah will not be part of the Indian playing XI at the Gabba after sustaining an abdominal strain.
T Natarajan impressed one and all during the white ball fixtures against Australia but his first-class experience does not inspire enough confidence to hand him his maiden test cap at The Gabba. This means that 29-year-old right-arm medium pacer from Maharashtra, Shardul Thakur is in line to play his 2nd test match.
The Australian bowlers may be tired after bowling 131 overs in the last innings at Sydney and the side might have to bring in Marcus Harris in place of the injured Will Pucovski, but with the home team having not lost a single match in their last 28 outings at the Gabba, they will start favorites.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Australia - David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (c & wk), Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood
India - Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav/R Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Australia
Who will win? – Australia
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Steve Smith (Australia), Rohit Sharma (India)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Pat Cummins (Australia), Mohammed Siraj (India)
Most Sixes – Matthew Wade (Australia), Rishabh Pant (India)
Man of the Match – Steve Smith
Team Scores Batting first – Australia 330+, India 300+
Match Handicap Australia
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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